port of rotterdam

About 40 km outside Rotterdam are the Maasvlakte 1 and Maasvlakte 2. This European centre for container transhipment, industry and transport covers 40 km². The sites of companies like APM deserted and slightly macabre impression. There’s hardly anybody around. All over the place, trucks driven by robots prowl the quaysides with immense ships and signposts in Chinese. Only the cranes show any sign of human life as, with mathematical precision, crane driver’s load and unload millions of containers every year. Checked facts: under construction are two enormous robot ports for unloading and loading containers; the highest is more than 100 m high. The second Maasvlakte is an area reclaimed from the sea (2000 hectares large). More than 700,000,000 m³ of sand from the North Sea were used to create it.

Maasvlakte – Province of South-Holland

location contact
Rotterdam Port Authority
Wilhelminakade 909, 3072 AP Rotterdam
Minco van Heezen
+3110 252 1010

local contact
Information Centre Future Land
Europaweg 902, 3199 LC Maasvlakte Rotterdam
+31 10 252 2520 info@futureland.nl

local contact
Rotterdam Film Commission
Stationsplein 45, unit BE.041, 3013 AK Rotterdam
Saskia Kagchèl
+3110 433 2511 
website Rotterdam Film Commission

[from Amsterdam Airport/Schiphol]
104 km, fastest travel time by car 1h12


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