Over half the freight transported to and from the Netherlands is carried by seagoing vessels. At seaport terminals, cargos are transhipped for further transport by road, rail, waterways and pipelines. The cabinet wants the port and maritime sectors to be safe and environmentally friendly. At the same time, the government also intends to strengthen the position of seaports, for example by further developing Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam, through new sea locks in IJmuiden and Terneuzen and by investing in roads, railways and waterways that connect to ports. This will boost economic growth.
Maritime transport and seaports
The Netherlands takes a seat on the International Maritime Organization Council
29-11-2019 | 11:02
During the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Assembly, the Netherlands was elected to the IMO Council. For the next two ...
Sector and governments joining forces to promote clean inland and sea shipping
14-06-2019 | 11:10
The national government, provinces, port authorities, maritime sector organisations, shippers, transport companies, banks, and ...
The Netherlands signs international treaty on the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships
20-02-2019 | 17:00
On 20 February 2019, at a meeting of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the Netherlands ratified the Hong Kong ...