The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe. From 1962 until 2002 it was the world’s busiest port, now overtaken by first Singapore and then Shanghai. It covers 41 square miles, stretching a distance of 25 miles. It consists of the city centre’s historic harbor area, including Delfshaven, the Maashaven/Rijnhaven/Feijenoord complex, Nieuw-Mathenesse; Waalhaven, Vondelingenplaat, Eemhaven, Botlek, Europoort, situated along the Calandkanaal, Nieuwe Waterweg and Scheur, and the reclaimed Maasvlakte area, which projects into the North Sea.
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