Online Business Rockets for Rotterdam

 03 Feb 2016     Cargo Volumes and Throughput, Global Economy/Trade, Going Places, Port Governance, Ports

Six months after launching its ‘Rotterdam Port Connector’ website, the Port of Rotterdam has begun to see positive results, having received almost 100 enquiries that have generated new business, with around 25,000 people currently signed up to the network.

The Rotterdam Port Connector connects supply and demand online and aims to make it easier for international clients and companies to find a service provider in the port business community.

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Rotterdam Port Connector expects to offer solutions to companies with a specific logistics query in the area of the transport, storage or handling of cargo.

Marjolein Warburg, Managing Director of the Rotterdam Port Promotion Council (RPPC), which is the company that took the initiative for the new website, said:  “For us, the logical choice was to make a website that is anonymous, free of charge and secure. It creates new opportunities for businesses all over the world.

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“By now, we not only have visitors from Germany, France and the USA, but also from, for example, China, Africa and India and other parts of Asia.”

“RPPC has been bringing parties together for over 80 years, and now we have taken it a step further – online.”

Warburg concludes: “This is a wonderful development, since no other port has such a platform. This is a true Rotterdam innovation, one that the rest of the world can benefit from.