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Port of Rotterdam

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The Port of Rotterdam is the largest seaport in Europe, and the world's largest seaport outside of East Asia, located in and near the city of Rotterdam, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. From 1962 until 2004, it was the world's busiest port by annual cargo tonnage. It was overtaken first in 2004 by the port of Singapore, and since then by Shanghai and other very large Chinese seaports. In 2020, Rotterdam was the world's tenth-largest container port in terms of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) handled.[5] In 2017, Rotterdam was also the world's tenth-largest cargo port in terms of annual cargo tonnage.[6]

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Port of Rotterdam
CountryFlag_of_the_Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Coordinates51.8850°N 4.2867°E / 51.8850; 4.2867
Opened14th century
Size of harbour4,810 ha (11,900 acres)[2]
Land area7,903 ha (19,530 acres)[2]
Size12,713 ha (31,410 acres)[2]
Employees1,270 (2021)[3]
Chief Executive OfficerAllard Castelein[4]
Chief Operating OfficerBoudewijn Siemons
Chief Financial OfficerVivienne de Leeuw[4]
Vessel arrivalsIncrease 28,876 sea ships (2021)
Annual cargo tonnageIncrease 468.7 million tonnes (2021)
Annual container volumeIncrease 15,3 million TEU (2021)
Annual revenueIncrease 772.7 million (2021)
Net incomeDecrease 247.2 million net profit (2021)
Inland vesselsSteady 99,558 ships (2021)
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Covering 105 square kilometres (41 sq mi), the port of Rotterdam now stretches over a distance of 40 kilometres (25 mi). It consists of the city centre's historic harbour area, including Delfshaven; the Maashaven/Rijnhaven/Feijenoord complex; the harbours around Nieuw-Mathenesse; Waalhaven; Vondelingenplaat; Eemhaven; Botlek; Europoort, situated along the Calandkanaal, Nieuwe Waterweg and Scheur (the latter two being continuations of the Nieuwe Maas); and the reclaimed Maasvlakte area, which projects into the North Sea. The Port of Rotterdam is located in the middle of the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta. Rotterdam has five port concessions (ports) within its boundaries - operated by separate companies under the overall authority of Rotterdam.

Rotterdam consists of five distinct port areas and three distribution parks that facilitate the needs of a hinterland with over 500,000,000 consumers throughout the continent of Europe.