Photo: courtesy of Freek van Arkel
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is manager, operator and developer of Rotterdam’s port and industrial area. The aim of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to enhance the port of Rotterdam’s competitive position as a logistics hub and world-class industrial complex.
Port of Rotterdam Authority
The objective of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to enhance the port’s competitive position as a logistics hub and world-class industrial complex. Not only in terms of size, but also with regard to quality. The core tasks of the Port Authority are to develop, manage and exploit the port in a sustainable way and to render speedy and safe services for shipping.
We manage, operate and develop the Rotterdam port and industrial area. Therefore, we invest in the development of the existing port area, new port sites (Maasvlakte 2), public infrastructure and the handling of shipping. Together with our partners we aim towards a multipurpose, sustainable, safe and attractive port that meets the high demands of society.
Spill Response Group Holland
One of these partners is the Spill Response Group Holland (SRGH). The SRGH association represents a wide selection of Dutch companies and organizations active in the maritime sector with a focus on spill prevention and control at sea, on the coast and on inland waters. Together we ensure a safe and clean port. The Port Authority applies preventive measures to prevent incidents and/or spills.
Policy of the Port Authority is to limit danger, nuisance and economic damage to port users and the environment. All spills will be addressed, regardless the cause and will be handled quickly and effectively.
Facts and figures for the Port Authority and the Port of Rotterdam:
Port Authority: 1,100 employees, turnover approx. € 600 million.
Port area: 12,500 ha port area (land & water, of which ca. 6,000 ha industrial sites).
The length of the port area is over 40 km.
Employment: 150,000 jobs.
Goods throughput: approx. 450 million tonnes of goods per annum.
Shipping: approx. 30,000 ocean-going vessels and 110,000 inland vessels per annum.
The Port of Rotterdam is an associated member of the Spill Response Group Holland.