Havendebat Rotterdam 2022

The port of Rotterdam is in demand. Despite disappointing figures in container throughput since the Russia sanctions, shipping companies are investing billions in the construction of ultramodern mega terminals on the Maasvlakte. Aren’t these investments too ambitious now that a new recession is looming? And what does this growth mean for the competitive relationship in Northwest Europe?


  • What is the role of shipping lines?
  • How does the growth of deepsea terminals affect congestion? How can the hinterland respond?
  • How does the port deal with the huge personnel shortage?
  • What does the growth mean for other ports? Is Antwerp now out of the game?
  • How will the exchange be organized? What is the role of the CER?
  • What impact does nitrogen legislation have on further growth?