Austria and the Netherlands: two important trading partners. A lot of business is done between the two countries, and all these imports and exports can be handled, stored, put through and shipped in and via the port of Rotterdam. While the port of Rotterdam has a lot to offer, it does face stiff competition from rival ports Koper and Hamburg. The Dutch ambassador to Austria, Marco Hennis, is proud of the port of Rotterdam. Mr Hennis will be bringing Austrian logistics service providers and shippers in contact with delegates of Rotterdam’s port and logistics sectors, during a networking reception at the Dutch residence in Vienna.
Austria’s primary export products are iron and steel, clothing, textile products, machinery, electric power, wood, cattle and paper. In turn, the Austrians mainly import machinery and tools, vehicles, food, mineral fuels, intermediate goods and raw materials. Although the Rotterdam delegates look forward to explaining in person which opportunities their port offers during the network reception, actually, everyone involved can already get in contact with one another online. Over 500 service providers from the ports of Rotterdam, Moerdijk and Dordrecht can be found on the innovative website Rotterdam Port Connector, where companies can easily get an answer to any logistics inquiries they may have.
The ambassador’s networking reception, which will be taking place tomorrow, is part of a trip organised by a delegation from Rotterdam’s port and logistics sectors. The reception will be followed by a Seminar & Business Event organised by Rotterdam Port Promotion Council and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Around 150 local representatives have registered for this event. On Thursday, the delegation will travel on to Linz, where the Rotterdam Representative Franz Zauner has organised a client reception together with the terminal in Linz.
Rotterdam Port Promotion Council (RPPC) was founded in 1933 under the name Stichting Havenbelangen Rotterdam-Europoort. RPPC acts as an intermediary on behalf of its 200 members: companies that work in and for the ports of Rotterdam, Dordrecht and Moerdijk. By bringing these companies in contact with one another and with potential clients, and by organising networking events, trade fair participations and receptions for foreign delegations visiting Rotterdam, RPPC helps to maintain and increase cargo flows from and to the ports. Combined, the RPPC members represent all imaginable modes of transport, cargo categories and services. RPPC’s members can all be reached via the website Rotterdam Port Connector.