Rotterdam intends to cooperate closer with Polish ports

Port of Rotterdam and the Polish Seaports of Szczecin and Swinoujscie agree on more intensive partnership; in 2018 4 million tonnes of Polish freight passed Rotterdam

Rotterdam intends to cooperate closer with Polish ports Bild: Port of Rotterdam

Polish President Mr Andrzej Duda visited the Port of Rotterdam during his State Visit to the Netherlands. In the presence of Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for a more intensive partnership between the Port of Rotterdam and the Polish Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority. The partnership will focus on consultancy, hinterland connections, strategy and digitisation.

Cooperation between Poland and the Netherlands goes back a long way. The value of trade between the Netherlands and Poland was EUR 11 billion in 2008 and this increased to EUR 22 billion in 2018. In the Port of Rotterdam, over 4 million tonnes of freight are shipped to and from Poland every year. This makes Poland an even more important partner for now and the future.

Facts and figures of the Rotterdam Port Authority and the Port of Rotterdam:

Port operations: 1,200 employees, turnover approximately EUR 710 million.

Port area: 12,500 ha (land & water, of which about 6,000 ha industrial areas). The length of the port area

is more than 40 km.

Employment: 385,000 jobs.

Cargo throughput: approximately 470 million tonnes of goods per year.

Shipping: approximately 30,000 ocean-going vessels and 120,000 inland waterway vessels per year.

Added value: (direct and indirect) EUR 45.6 billion 6.2 billion of GNP.