Rotterdam Port (NLRTM)

Port Code NLRTM City Rotterdam
Port Name ROTTERDAM Country/Region Netherlands
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN MAIN PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Rotterdam Port (NLRTM)


On the southwest coast Rhine River and Maas west of the river into the sea at the confluence formed by Delta,: Port of Rotterdam (NLRTM), the Netherlands Port Type: estuary sea, set There are bonded warehouses and basic ports (C, M)#. It was built at the end of the 13th century when it was only a small seaport and trading center. In 1600, it developed into the second largest commercial port in the Netherlands. In 1870, the waterway leading directly from the port to the North Sea (the urban area is about 16n mile from the seaport) developed rapidly after being renovated. Since the 1960s, it has been the world's largest cargo port and the gateway to the Rhine River Basin. It is now the second largest city in the Netherlands, a transportation hub for water, land and air, and an important commercial and financial center. Rotterdam is now the world's largest port for cargo throughput, as well as the commodity distribution center in Western Europe, and the largest container port in Europe. The main industries include oil refining, shipbuilding, petrochemicals, steel, food and machinery manufacturing. There is a large oil refinery here, its refining capacity accounts for more than half of the total capacity of the Netherlands, is one of the world's three major oil refining centers. Because many famous buildings in Lukang are modern, Lukang is known as the "most modern city in Europe". The port from the airport approximately 6km, from Amsterdam Airport is 70km.

 The annual cargo throughput of the Port of Rotterdam is about 450 million tons. The size of the seaport is 5257 hectares (12990 acres); the area is 5299 hectares (13,090 acres); the land and sea size is 12,500 hectares (of which about 6000 hectares are business premises), and the total length of the terminal 42 kilometers, with a draft of 22 meters at its deepest point, it can berth an extra-large oil tanker of 545,000 tons. Approximately 30,000 marine vessels and 110,000 inland vessels pass through the Port of Rotterdam every year. After the Second World War, with the revival of the European economy and the establishment of the common market, the Port of Rotterdam developed rapidly with its superior geographical location: In 1961, the throughput of the Port of Rotterdam exceeded the Port of New York (180 million tons) for the first time, becoming the world's largest port, and has remained the world's largest port ever since. The status of the largest port. There are more than 30,000 ships entering Rotterdam each year, and more than 120,000 inland vessels sailing to European countries. The Port of Rotterdam has the world's most advanced ECT container terminal with an annual transport volume of 6.4 million TEUs, ranking fourth in the world. The port of Rotterdam employs more than 70,000 people, accounting for 1.4% of the national employed population, freight volume accounts for 78% of the national total, and the total output value reaches 12 billion Dutch guilders, which accounts for approximately 2.5% of the Dutch gross national product. The biggest feature of the Rotterdam Port area service is one-stop storage, transportation and sales. Through some bonded warehouses and cargo distribution centers for storage, transportation and reprocessing, the added value of the goods is increased, and then the goods are delivered to destinations in the Netherlands and Europe through various transportation routes such as roads, railways, rivers, air and sea.

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Summary of NLRTM

The Port of Rotterdam (Port Code: NLRTM) is the largest seaport in Europe located in and near the city of Rotterdam, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. Covering 105 square kilometres, the port of Rotterdam now stretches over a distance of 40 kilometres. It is located in the middle of the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta. Rotterdam has five port concessions (ports) within its boundaries - operated by separate companies under the overall authority of Rotterdam. Rotterdam consists of five distinct port areas and three distribution parks that facilitate the needs of a hinterland with over 50,000,000 consumers throughout the continent of Europe. The largest ships in the world can enter the harbor directly from the sea - ships drawing up to 24 meters. Rotterdam is far and away the most important trading point for mineral oil in Europe. Millions of tons of oil arrive every year. About half of it is shipped on to the Rhur district and to Antwerp and the other half is processed directly at the port. Almost all oil companies have refineries at the port and large consumers like Frankfurt Airport in Germany are directly connected to Rotterdam through their own pipelines. Due to the mineral oils and chemicals handled there, strictest safety regulations are in use since 1.2 million people are living directly at the side of the port.