The city council of Rotterdam has adopted the revised ‘Port Vision’ which has a focus on the creation of economic and social value as well as realizing sustainable growth.
The revised Port Vision was approved by the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Supervisory Board earlier this year. Now that the city council of Rotterdam has also adopted the revised Port Vision, this finally replaces Port Vision 2030, which dates from 2011, according to a 29 November release.
Allard Castelein, Port of Rotterdam Authority CEO said: “An intensive process has resulted in a fantastic and widely supported vision that focuses on further increasing the Port of Rotterdam’s leading position with respect to the energy transition and logistics.”
The revised Port Vision was developed in partnership between the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Municipality of Rotterdam, national government, Deltalinqs and the Province of South Holland. The partners will monitor progress via annual progress reports.
In a statement the Port of Rotterdam provides reasons for the revision including chances such as the energy transition, the raw materials transition and digitization.
This revised version describes the future perspective for the port and industrial complex based on current insights, and in doing so makes the 2011 vision future proof, according to the statement.
The revised Port Vision has adopted each of the ambitious objectives exactly as stated in the Rotterdam contribution to the Climate Agreement (Rotterdam-Moerdijk). The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations for sustainable economic development are also given a central position.