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.
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Climate agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by maritime shipping sector
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