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Port of Rotterdam

Port of the Future


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 Port Authority is therefore leading the transition to sustainable energy and it is committed to digitalisation in order to make the port, and the supply chain, more efficient. The core tasks of the Port Authority are to develop, manage and exploit the port in a sustainable way and to deliver speedy and safe services for shipping.

Facts and figures for the Port Authority and the Port of Rotterdam:

Port Authority: 1,150 employees, turnover approx. € 710 million.

Port area: 12,600 ha port area (land & water, of which ca. 6,000 ha industrial sites). The port area is more than forty kilometres long.

Employment: 180,000 jobs. Goods throughput: approx. 470 million tonnes of goods per annum.

Shipping: approx. 30,000 ocean-going vessels and 105,000 inland vessels per annum. Added value: (direct and indirect): over € 21 billion, over 3% of GDP.


Port Digitisation. A Rotterdam specialty.

As Europe’s Leading Port, we know this business like no one else. This knowledge is the foundation of our PortForward products. Our ambition is to make Rotterdam the world’s smartest port. Digitising ports is a Rotterdam specialty. No other port in the world compiles, analyses and enriches this much data.

Our experienced software engineers and data scientists work together with well-known IT companies. We receive support in these activities from IT partners such as IBM, Cisco and ESRI. The software and data solutions they develop are specifically tailored for the port sector. These solutions can also support your port – large or small – in its digital development, allowing you to make use of your full potential. It’s an investment that will pay for itself.

While the PortForward solutions are available as separate tools that can be incorporated in your port’s existing systems, they also form a single integrated whole. You can start off small and continuously scale up. We deliver all tools tailor-made for your port. The modular structure and scalability make these tools eminently suitable for small and medium-sized ports.

Port of the Future

Contact Details

World Port Center (WPC)
Wilhelminakade 909
AP Rotterdam
The Netherlands
W Buck
Jan Gardeitchik

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