World Port Days 2023 take place in Rotterdam

The 46th edition of the World Port Days (the largest annual maritime event in the Netherlands) will take place on 1, 2 and 3 September 2023 in Rotterdam. Through countless quay activities, shows on the water and excursions, visitors discover the versatility, innovations and career opportunities of the port of Rotterdam.

Career opportunities in the port of Rotterdam

In the coming years, thousands of new people will be needed to fill the vacancies associated with the energy transition and digitization of the port. In Rotterdam, the World Port Days Foundation increasingly sees the role that events like the World Port Days plays in providing information about the career opportunities of the port. The organization, therefore focus even more on the labor market and career in the upcoming edition, said Sabine Bruijnincx, director of the World Port Days Foundation, during the kick-off in the Van Ghent barracks: “We will go even further with our career event MATCH on 1 September.

We have entered into a partnership with '', a new initiative by the City of Rotterdam, the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Deltalinqs and the business community, which connects seamlessly with MATCH. The students of Hogeschool InHolland will also be making radio broadcasts again this year and we will be adding even more activities aimed at young people. But we also don't forget lateral entrants who are interested in a career in the port.”

In addition, there is a lot to experience during the World Port Days 2023, with countless activities on the quays around the Erasmus Bridge, spectacular shows on the water and excursions that offer a look behind the scenes of the companies in the port area.

Read more about the World Port Days here: World Port Days – 1, 2 and 3 September 2023 (

Source: World Port Days | Port of Rotterdam

Photo: © Anne Reitsma