At the heart of Europe’s no. 1 port

Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals boasts 2850 metres of quayside suitable for ships with draughts up to 13.65 metres. Using state-of-the-art equipment, our teams see to it that every shortsea vessel is handled as quickly and efficiently as possible. We know perfectly well just how tight sailing schedules are; in shortsea shipping, every second counts!

Trimodal access

All facilities for efficiently handling trucks, barges and trains are available at or directly next to our terminal. Our trimodal connections with the hinterland guarantee fast transit times for your cargo. At RST, delivery of containers is possible close to departure.

Facts & Figures

On average, we handle over shortsea 50 vessels per week at RST; that equals 2,500 unique vessel calls annually. To consistently ensure smooth operations, our terminal is equipped with a wide range of advanced equipment.

Capacity 1 mil.

Quay length 2,850 m

3x Lay-by berths (length 100 m | 225 m | 275 m)

Draught 8.65 – 12.5 m

Reefer plugs 700

14x Waterside cranes

5x Rail Mounted Gantry cranes (RMG’s) of which 2 remote controlled

11x Straddle carriers

4x Reach stakers

5x Empty handlers

5x Terminal handlers


Track any vessel

Want to know the status of a specific ship? Marine Traffic allows for the real-time tracking of any ship that is present at RST.

Go to Marine Traffic

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