Port of Rotterdam is still open to business
Given the far-reaching effect of coronavirus on society and the economy, the company said in its statement, the port of Rotterdam is and remains open for business.
This is the message from Allard Castelein for the Netherlands, which owes more than 6 percent of its earning power and 385,000 jobs to the life of the Rotterdam port.
“In view of the economic significance of the port, it makes complete sense that shipping handling has been designated by the Dutch government as a vitally important process, both for the Netherlands and for consumers and producers in the European hinterland. Shippers, shipping companies, manufacturing industry, consumers: everyone is counting on Rotterdam. I'm proud of the fact that the port and industrial complex fulfills this important responsibility day in and day out. From pilots and boatmen to world players in container handling and oil refineries: everyone has a contribution to make. Cargo handling and production continue unabated. The Harbour Master Division is monitoring safety and public order on the water. The port is working as usual and operations continue 24/7,” AllardCastelein stated.
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