Rotterdam adopted the revised Port Vision, which focuses on the creation of economic and societal value and achieving sustainable growth. The revised Port Vision was approved by the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Supervisory Board earlier this year, replacing Port Vision 2030, which dates from 2011.
As the world is changing, it inevitably influences the Rotterdam port and industrial complex. These changes include the energy transition, the raw material transition and digitisation. That was the reason for revising Port Vision 2030.
The revised version describes the future perspective for the port and industrial complex based on current insights, and in doing so makes the 2011 vision future proof.
More specifically, the Port Vision showcases the Port of Rotterdam’s aspiration for the future and also acts as a compass, as it considers ambitions as a spot on the horizon, even when the circumstances change.
What is more, the revised Port Vision has adopted each of the ambitious objectives exactly as stated in the Rotterdam contribution to the Climate Agreement (Rotterdam-Moerdijk). The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations for sustainable economic development are also given a central position.
Commenting on this development, Allard Castelein, Port of Rotterdam Authority CEO, stated:
An intensive process has resulted in a fantastic and widely supported vision that focuses on further increasing the Port of Rotterdam’s leading position with respect to the energy transition and logistics
The revised Port Vision was developed in partnership between the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Municipality of Rotterdam, national government, Deltalinqs and the Province of South Holland. The partners will monitor progress via annual progress reports, underlining the importance of creating societal and economic value.