Rotterdam Central Station

Maritime Business Services

Wide-ranging and specialised

Rotterdam is home to one of the largest and most competitive ports. Moreover, our city is jam-packed with service providers who specialise in the maritime sector. These include insurance companies, legal companies, financiers, and operational service providers.

If you do business in Rotterdam, these professionals are at your constant beck and call. They are masters of their profession down to the tiniest details. They are familiar with the local context of the city and port of Rotterdam and up to date with all relevant maritime policies.  And importantly: nearly all these professionals operate within a radius of just 10 kilometres. They are part of an intricate network that can collaborate at high speed.

Integrated maritime system

Thanks to their specialist knowledge, they know exactly what you require as an investor, freight forwarder or shipbuilder. Each and every one focuses on his professional area, while operating at the same time within an integrated maritime system. Because they know each other and share the same mentality of getting things done as quickly as possible through collaboration.

Credit: Claire Droppert

World-class player

Rotterdam is often described as “broad and specialized”. Not only is Rotterdam one of the top 10 global insurance markets, it is the only insurance market, other than the United Kingdom, that operates a co-insurance system. In addition, the District Court of Rotterdam has a specialised Maritime Chamber and arbitration institutes that handle shipping and trade disputes in Dutch, English or German.

Jorn Douwstra

Jorn Douwstra

Manager International Trade & Investment
Rotterdam Partners

+31 (0)10 790 01 40
Rosalie  de Paepe

Rosalie de Paepe

Rotterdam Maritime Services Community

+31 (0)614203737