The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe located in the city of Rotterdam Netherlands. From 1962 until 2004 it was the world's busiest port. In 2011 Rotterdam was the world's eleventh-largest container port in terms of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) handled. In 2012 Rotterdam was the world's sixth-largest port in terms of annual cargo tonnage.
Covering 105 square kilometres (41 sq mi) the port of Rotterdam now stretches over a distance of 40 kilometres (25 mi). It consists of the city centre's historic harbour area including Delfshaven; the Maashaven/Rijnhaven/Feijenoord complex; the harbours around Nieuw-Mathenesse Waalhaven Vondelingenplaat Eemhaven Botlek Europoort situated along the Calandkanaal Nieuwe Waterweg and Scheur
and the reclaimed Maasvlakte area which projects into the North Sea.
Rotterdam consists of five distinct port areas and three distribution parks that facilitate the needs of a hinterland with 40000000 consumers.
Port of Rotterdam
Danny Forster goes behind the scenes at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands where crews are in the middle of the largest earth-moving project in history – all to triple the port's capacity and help it serve the biggest ships on the planet.
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