Rotterdam best container port in the world

The Port of Rotterdam was named ‘Port of the Year’ during the annual ‘Containerisation International Awards’ in London. The jury praised the port for its substantial investment programme, its focus on sustainability and its initiatives towards new multi modal transport, InlandLinks and NextLogic.

The best port infrastructure

Emile Hoogsteden, director of Containers, Breakbulk and Logistics at the Port of Rotterdam Authority said: “Winning this award is a tremendous achievement and recognition of our efforts. As the port of Rotterdam, we are constantly working on new investments and innovations. A good example of this is obviously the development of Maasvlakte 2, a project with which we are investing in the future and not only responding to the increasing volume size of containerships, but also taking steps towards optimising the logistical supply chain.”

According to the World Economic Forum, Rotterdam had the best port infrastructure in the world in both 2012 and 2013. During the period 2008-2015, businesses will make joint investments totalling over 11 billion euros in the port of Rotterdam, 1.2 billion euros of which is in container terminals.