The Port of Rotterdam is planning three projects to make it CO₂ neutral in three steps. The Port’s goal is construct a robust and sustainable international freight transport system.
A quarter of the freight going through the Port of Rotterdam is destined for Germany. The biggest economy in Europe imports ores, coal, oil and minerals as well as parts for industry via the biggest port in Europe. The Rhine, Neckar and Main rivers provide sustainable connections between important economic centres in Germany and the Port of Rotterdam.
Rotterdam is included in a network of direct rail connections for freight transport. Deep-sea shipping companies make Rotterdam the first port of call in Northwest Europe. This gives deepsea shippers a time advantage, as containers are already en route to the end customer via train, inland shipping or truck before the container vessel departs for its next European destination.