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Promoting and connecting the rotterdam port community

Welcome to the Rotterdam Port Promotion Council (RPPC). The international network of port businesses and other stakeholders with an interest in the enormous cargo flows going through the port of Rotterdam.

Creating commercial opportunities for members

This is our mission. The RPPC works to enhance the visibility of its 150-plus members both in the Netherlands and further afield. Our efforts contribute directly to our members’ commercial objectives.

In order to further strengthen the Port’s position, the RPPC connects its members with stakeholders in the global cargo industry by means of promotional trips, exhibitions and networking events. General events, field trips and knowledge meetings aimed at specific market segments and industries are also organised. We also develop dedicated programmes for separate business communities like the recently established Offshore Community and Breakbulk Community.


  • Meet potential customers
  • Expand your network
  • Enhance your visibility
  • Join us on trips to trade fairs
  • Increase your knowledge
  • Join the communities

Expand your network at RPPC events

Various inspiring meetings are planned for the coming period. Have you signed up for these upcoming international events already? We will be visiting Munich, Houston, Stavanger, Venlo, Lille, Machester and Shanghai this year.

Join the Rotterdam port community's trip and 'make it happen'.



Join us and meet potential clients

RPPC enhances your visibility in the international market place. Some members see our team as their external sales and marketing departments.


Join the port community and meet shippers and freight forwarders


Develop new propositions with other members and make the port stronger

Share knowledge

Increase your knowledge about current themes, trends and developments

Have fun

Meet other port-related business contacts during entertaining events

meet the companies that will optimize your supply chain

Rotterdam has been Europe's largest port for years. RPPC members represent all segments within the port. Whether you are looking to find the right terminal, or a company to transport your goods, our members have it all.

Do you want to get in touch with the Rotterdam Port Promotion Council collective or plan an event together? We would love to hear from you. Together we can create opportunities in Rotterdam’s network of port companies to set up even more efficient supply chains.

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Albert Straatman Director +31 (0)10 303 32 60 straatman@rppc.nl

Discover the rppc communities And network with your target markets

Connecting companies, sharing knowledge and generating business; these are the objectives of RPPC’s communities. In 2017, we launched the Offshore and Breakbulk communities.


Best in breakbulk

Not afraid of challenges – together we combine forces within the breakbulk and project cargo sectors.


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"The RPPC events are a perfect platform for the Kramer Group to meet our network in a relaxed setting."

Ted Holleman | Kramer Group
Cees Punselie

"Via the RPPC I have met several other members. We now work closely with these companies – getting work and giving work. This creates a powerful port system."

Cees Punselie | LV Shipping & Transport

"Mann Lines recently became a member of the RPPC. During our first hinterland trip to Dusseldorf we made direct contact with German freight forwarders and shippers."

Marcel Sparreboom | Mann Lines




Tonnage 2017
(transfer port in tonnes)



Sea going vessels 2017 
(in Rotterdam)



Containers 2017
(transfer 2017)

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