Industrial Tourism Rotterdam
Rotterdam and its 24-hour economy more than merit a visit. For those who do not have business links with the port of Rotterdam, Industrial Tourism Rotterdam offers the opportunity of taking a look behind the scenes in the port by boat or coach. This is an excellent opportunity to see, in the company of expert guides, the impressive hustle and bustle at the ECT container terminal on the Maasvlakte, the Rotterdam Car Center and the Slufter, a depot on the Maasvlakte for contaminated sludge from the harbour. Another option is a visit to the Maritime Museum Rotterdam or the Museum of Fisheries in Vlaardingen.
If desired, you can draw up your own tour specifying the companies you would like to visit. You will be accompanied by guides specialised in the various fields. Industrial Tourism Rotterdam provides programmes for half-days and whole days, optionally including overnight accommodation and theatre and concert visits.
For more information about Industrial Tourism Rotterdam you can phone +31 (0)10 218 91 94, fax +31 (0)10 218 89 50 or visit the website. The address is www.industrieeltoerisme.com.
RPPC membership is open to companies active in or having a business interest in directly and indirectly port-related services in the port, transport and logistics sectors in the great Rotterdam area.
Membership of the RPPC means:
- participation in national and international activities;
- free listing and link on the RPPC website;
- introduction in the bimonthly RPPC Bulletin;
- introduction in MainPort;
- introduction within the worldwide RPPC network.
Who can join?
The RPPC has approximately 250 members. Virtually all sectors in and around the port are represented, including warehousing and transhipment companies, transport companies, forwarding agents, stevedores, shipbrokers, ship operators and the maritime industry. Companies having an indirect link with the port, such as banks, insurance companies, legal and financial advisers are also members of the RPPC.
Minister opens Maasvlakte 2
,,Today we are clearing the way for international shipping and trade. That’s typical of the Netherlands. That’s how we became big. With Maasvlakte 2, the Netherlands is throwing the door wide open to the newest generation of container ships. And we offer space for the latest terminals. The port is growing 20% larger, and the container capacity has doubled.” With these words, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, today (22 May 2013) opened Maasvlakte 2 to shipping.