The infrastructure and logistics services landscape in the Netherlands is among the most developed in the world, while within the Netherlands, Rotterdam sets the tone. Rotterdam has excellent links to destinations all over Europe. Ideally situated between Europe’s biggest economies, i.e. Germany, France, and the UK, the Netherlands is the heart of the European market with its 500 million people and combined spending power totalling USD 600 billion.

Europe’s largest port

Situated on the North Sea and in the delta of three major rivers, i.e. Rhine, Maas, and Scheldt, Rotterdam is home to Europe’s largest port (#9 worldwide), where 467 tonnes of goods were transshipped, 7.4 million containers were processed, and the cargo capacity totalled 12.3 million TEUs in 2016. Owing to the absence of draught limits across the port, even the biggest container ships can enter and exit the port 24 hours a day. Combined, the port and the surrounding areas make up the Netherlands’ largest industrial cluster, with total value added of approx. EUR12.6 billion in 2015.

Accessibility and connectivity

When it comes to excellent accessibility, we can safely say that Rotterdam offers exactly that, as the city is connected in all ways that matter to companies. Rail, road, water, and air connections, as well as pipelines and state-of-the-art internet connectivity, Rotterdam has it all. And in terms of connections to relevant physical and electronic networks, Rotterdam ticks all the boxes of an environment where businesses can thrive.

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René Hanssens Businessmanager Agro-food +31 10 790 01 40

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Header photo: Gerhard van Roon, Kunst en Vliegwerk RP

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