FACTOID # 3: South Carolina has the highest rate of violent crimes and aggravated assaults per capita among US states.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Port of Rotterdam
port of Rotterdam lay-out and evolution
The Waalhaven by night
Europe Container Terminals

The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, located in the city of Rotterdam, South Holland, the Netherlands. From 1962 until 2004 it was the world's busiest port, now overtaken by Asian ports like Singapore and Shanghai. In 2004 Rotterdam was the seventh-largest port in the world in terms of containers (TEU) handled. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 546 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 546 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... South Holland (Dutch Zuid-Holland) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the west of the country on the North Sea coast. ... The worlds busiest port is contested by several ports around the world, as there is as yet no standardised means of evaluating port performance and traffic. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... Shanghai (Chinese: ; pinyin:  ; Wu (Long-short): ZÃ¥nhae; Shanghainese (IPA): ), situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is the largest city of the Peoples Republic of China and the ninth largest in the world. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Maastricht Treaty (formally, the Treaty on European Union) was signed on 7 February 1992 in Maastricht between the members of the European Community and entered into force on 1 November 1993, under the Delors Commission. ...


Covering 105 square kilometers (40.5 sq mi), the port of Rotterdam now stretches over a distance of 40 kilometers (25 mi). It consists of the city center's historic harbor 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 (the latter two being continuations of the Nieuwe Maas); and the reclaimed Maasvlakte area, which projects into the North Sea. View of the harbour of Delfshaven as it appears today. ... Feijenoord is a district in Rotterdam and is located south of the Nieuwe Maas. ... Satellite image of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing the Botlek (r). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port of Rotterdam. ... Satellite image of the northwest part of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing the Nieuwe Waterweg (t) The Nieuwe Waterweg (New Waterway) is a ship canal in the Netherlands from het Scheur (a branch of the Rhine-Meuse delta) west of the town of Maassluis to the North Sea at Hook... Satellite image of the northwest part of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing river Het Scheur (s). ... Satellite image of the northwest part of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing river Nieuwe Maas (n). ... Maasvlakte is part of Europoort, the harbour and industrial area of the city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ...


In the first half of the twentieth century the port activities moved from the centre westward towards the North Sea. The Nieuwe Waterweg was dug from Rotterdam to the North Sea, a canal to disembogue the shallow Rhine and Meuse. The Nieuwe Waterweg was ready in 1872 and all sorts of industrial activity formed on the banks of this canal. The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Satellite image of the northwest part of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing the Nieuwe Waterweg (t) The Nieuwe Waterweg (New Waterway) is a ship canal in the Netherlands from het Scheur (a branch of the Rhine-Meuse delta) west of the town of Maassluis to the North Sea at Hook... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Rotterdam's harbour territory has been enlarged by the construction of the Europoort (gate to Europe) complex along the mouth of the Nieuwe Waterweg, and by the Maasvlakte in the North Sea near Hoek van Holland. The construction of a second Maasvlakte received initial political approval in 2004, but was stopped by the Raad van State (the Dutch Council of State, which advises the government and parliament on legislation and governance) in 2005, because the plans did not take enough account of environmental issues. On October 10, 2006, however, approval was acquired to start construction in 2008, aiming for the first ship to anchor in 2013. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port of Rotterdam. ... Maasvlakte is part of Europoort, the harbour and industrial area of the city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Ferry terminal on the Nieuwe Waterweg Hoek van Holland (literally Corner of Holland, but known in English as the Hook or Hook of Holland) is a town in South Holland in the Netherlands. ...


Most important for the port of Rotterdam are the petrochemical industry and general cargo transhipment handlings. The harbour functions as an important transit point for transport of bulk and other goods between the European continent and other parts of the world. From Rotterdam goods are transported by ship, river barge, train or road. Since 2000 the Betuweroute, a fast cargo railway from Rotterdam to Germany, has been under construction. Large oil refineries are located west of the city. The river Meuse and Rhine also provide excellent access to the hinterland. Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... Petrochemicals are chemical products made from raw materials of petroleum (hydrocarbon) origin. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Transshipment is the shipment of goods to an intermediate destination, and then from there to yet another destination. ... Bulk Material Handling is an engineering field that is centred around the design of equipment (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and control) used for the transportation of materials such as ores and cereals in loose bulk form. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Betuweroute is a new freight railway being constructed from Rotterdam to Germany. ... View of Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez, California. ... The Meuse (Maas) at Maastricht Meuse near Grave The Meuse (Dutch & German Maas) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea. ... It has been suggested that River Rhine Pollution: November 1986 be merged into this article or section. ... The meaning of hinterland and its history. ...


The EECV-quay of the port has a draft of 24 meters (78 feet),[1] making it, along with Terminal MarĂ­timo de Ponta da Madeira in Brazil, one of only two available mooring locations for the largest bulk cargo ship in the world, the iron ore bulk carrier Berge Stahl[citation needed]. The ship's draft of 23 meters (75 feet) leaves only 1 meter (3 feet) of under keel clearance, therefore it can only dock in a restricted tidal-window.[2] The draft of a ships hull is the vertical distance from the bottom of the hull to the waterline. ... The Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal, owned by mining company CVRD, sits next to the public port of Itaqui, in the state of Maranhao, in northern Brazil. ... This heap of iron ore pellets will be used in steel production. ... Bulk carrier Berge Athene, a 225,000 DWT vessel. ... The MS Berge Stahl is the largest bulk cargo ship in the world. ...


References

  1. ^ Port of Rotterdam: Iron Ore
  2. ^ RWS Noordzee: Tidal-window advice, Dutch

See also

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port of Rotterdam. ...

External links

Port Authority

Dutch ports

edit
Sea ports: Port of Amsterdam | Port of Delfzijl | Port of Den Helder | Port of Eemshaven | Port of IJmuiden | Port of Rotterdam | Port of Terneuzen | Port of Vlissingen
Inland ports: Port of Moerdijk | Port of Nijmegen

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m