Rotterdam is the entrance to Northwest Europe. From apples to cars, from computers to feedstock for the chemical industry; all of it is transported via the port of Rotterdam. Over water and over land, goods find their way to some 500 million consumers in Europe. It is transported by inland vessels, trucks, trains, pipelines or seagoing vessels. The port of Rotterdam’s annual throughput amounts to some 450 million tonnes. This makes the port of Rotterdam the largest port in Europe.