Netherlands Shipping & Logistics

Open society and a true trading nation

The Port of Rotterdam has an annual throughput of about 430 million tonnes.

The Netherlands is an open society with a keen eye on international business developments. From the expansion of the earliest trade routes, the Dutch have built a reputation for establishing successful commercial trading partnerships the world over.

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Fast facts

Area 41,528 squared km (18.41 per cent water)

Population More than 16.5 million

Capital city Amsterdam

Government The Hague

Type of government Constitutional monarchy - parliamentary democracy

Currency Euro

National holidays Queen's Day (April 30), Liberation Day (May 5)

Highest point 323 m (Vaalserberg, Limburg)

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Company takes lead role in ship recycling

The final stages of recycling, double bottom sections are removed while the next ship is alongside.

There is an internationally recognised need to address the challenges of green ship recycling. Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Sea2Cradle has successfully recycled more than 60 ships in China with a zero-accident record. Today, the company is looking to build on its growing reputation as a leading player in green ship and maritime structure recycling.

27 May 2013 - 4:36pm

Committed to green shipping

City of Rotterdam

Certifying international standards in environment, safety and quality, the Green Award Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation committed to safe, clean shipping.

It was established in 1994 by Rotterdam Municipal Port Management and the Dutch Ministry of Transport.

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