Rotterdam, a world leader as a transit port!
The port of Rotterdam has the most indirect connections (transshipment) to other ports in the world in 2020: 42,656 to be precise! Of the total of 440,391 connections worldwide, 9.7 percent of the transport routes use Rotterdam as a transhipment port. In terms of direct connections, Rotterdam is in fourth place and Antwerp in third place, a report from UNCTAD shows.
Trade and economic development
UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) is the division of the United Nations established to promote trade and economic development.
Data provided by MDS Transmodal
The research is specifically focused on container ports. According to UNCTAD, there were 939 container ports in the world receiving scheduled services in the second quarter of 2020. The survey of the liner network is based on data provided by MDS Transmodal to UNCTAD.