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3. Focus on the Netherlands

• Yearly goods transport performance on inland waterways in the Netherlands represents 1/3 of the total European inland waterway transport performance.

• There are more than 5,000 inland vessels active in the goods transport sector in the Netherlands, of which over 3,500 are dry cargo vessels.

• The share of the Dutch fleet within the total European cargo fleet is around 37% (share based on number of vessels).

 

IWT companies in the Netherlands

General remark: The “focus on” chapter is a new chapter of market insight reports and consists in a country approach. This first edition focuses on the Netherlands. It is the first edition of a series of “focus on” chapters which all shall have a very similar structure. Their aim is to
1) present a fact sheet with key IWT figures for one particular country,
2) visualize the transport demand evolution per goods segments for this country, and
3) show key figures about the most important port in the country.
In the following market insight reports, other countries will be analysed in an according manner, thereby alternating between Rhine and Danube countries, and presenting also countries outside these two areas, until all countries in Europe are dealt with.

Source: CBS

 

Fact Sheet IWT in the Netherlands

Source: Analysis CCNR based on Eurostat data [sbs_na_1a_se_r2], [iww_go_atygo], [iww_go_actygo], [tran_hv_frmod], [iww_eq_loadcap], [road_go_ta_tcrg], [rail_go_contwgt], [iww_eq_age], CBS, CCNR fleet database

Notes: “Share in EU total” contains figures for the EU plus Switzerland and Serbia.

IWW goods transport in the Netherlands by segment

 

STRUCTURE OF INLAND WATERWAY GOODS TRANSPORT IN THE NETHERLANDS (IN %)*

Source: CBS
*% share based on tonnes of annual cargo traffic

 Figure 15 Structure of inland waterway goods transport in the Netherlands (%)

 

 

 

INLAND WATERWAY TRANSPORT VOLUME IN THE NETHERLANDS BY GOODS SEGMENT (IN MILLION TONNES)

Source: CBS

 

 Figure 16 Inland waterway transport volume in the Netherlands by goods segment

 

 

 

Port of Rotterdam

 

IndicatorValue 2017
Maritime traffic total467.4 mio. tonnes
Inland waterway traffic total158.1 mio. tonnes
  • Outgoing IWT (loaded)
  • Incoming IWT (unloaded)
  • 112.4 mio. tonnes
  • 45.7 mio. tonnes
Number of inland vessels (frequentation)105 000
Modal share IWT (for loaded goods)55%

Source: Port of Rotterdam and CBS

 

  • In 2017, 917 million tonnes of cargo were loaded in the Netherlands by inland vessels, trucks and trains, and within this figure, almost ¼ were loaded in the Rotterdam port area.
  • Of the goods loaded in the Rotterdam port area, 112.4 million tonnes were delivered by inland vessels to the hinterland (= modal share of 55%), 37% by trucks and 8% by railways.
  • 70.5% of the goods loaded on inland vessels and 93% of the goods loaded on trains left from Rotterdam to destinations abroad.
  • Among the destinations abroad, Germany had a share of 70% for the goods loaded on inland vessels and 76.5% for the goods loaded on trains.
  • Around two-thirds of the goods transported by inland vessels and trains to Germany were iron ores (42.5%) and coal (25%).

 

 

LOADED GOODS IN THE PORT OF ROTTERDAM AND THEIR DESTINATIONS IN THE HINTERLAND (2017, IN %)

Source: CBS

 Figure 17 Loaded goods in the port of Rotterdam and their destinations in the hinterland

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