Port of Rotterdam

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is operated by the Port of Rotterdam Authority.[1]

The port contains the following terminals that handle coal: EMO Terminal and Rotterdam Bulk Terminal, and Laurenshaven Terminal. Additionally, Marcor Stevedoring at the port makes use of floating cranes for the transhipment of coal; EECV stores and transships iron ore and coal destined for German steel producers; and Zeehavenbedrijf Dordrecht 70 kilometers inland stores and transships coal.[2][3]

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About 24.1 million tonnes of coal is handled at the terminal annually.[4] In 2006 nearly 30 million tonnes of coal was moved through the port, mainly imports.[5]

According to the Port of Rotterdam website: "No other port [in Europe] tranships as much thermal coal and coking coal as the port of Rotterdam. The port of Rotterdam is not only a transhipment port of coal for power plants and blast furnaces in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, there are four coal-fired power plants in the port of Rotterdam area itself as well."[2]

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  1. Top 50 World Container Ports. World Shipping Council
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Coal," Port of Rotterdam, accessed July 2015
  3. "Dry bulk companies," Port of Rotterdam, accessed July 2015
  4. "Port of Rotterdam," World Port Source, accessed April 2015
  5. Harold R. Newman, "The Mineral Industry of The Netherlands", 2006 Minerals Yearbook, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, May 2008.

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