Rotterdam and Guangzhou Strike Port Partnership


The Port of Rotterdam has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with the Port of Guangzhou, following a meeting between representatives on May 7, 2019.

According to a statement, the new collaboration between the ports will see the exchange of expertise and best practices in the field of port management.

The partnership is also part of the Port of Rotterdam’s strategy to share knowledge with ports around the world and enter new markets.

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In addition to this, both Rotterdam and its Chinese partner will participate in feasibility studies to drive innovation, develop new technologies and achieve higher levels of performance.

Guangzhou, one of the world’s largest container ports, is continuing to grow, and achieved a throughput volume of 22 million TEU in 2018.

This was over 50% higher than Rotterdam’s throughput last year, which totalled 14.5 million TEU.

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Rotterdam has also entered partnership agreements with other port cities to drive cooperation, including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore and Tokyo.

A further statement from Europe’s leading port read: “The Port of Rotterdam has a strong international reputation thanks to its outstanding port infrastructure, robust port and industrial complex and the diversity of cargo flows and industries found in the port area.”

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