Commodity Trading
Overview

Commodity Trading

ACCESSIBLE.
RELIABLE.
ROTTERDAM.

Rotterdam is a global commodity trading hub - a place where transhipment, trade and the industrial sector meet. Rotterdam offers a unique combination of services and fast-flowing movement of raw materials and goods for trade and industrial applications. This mix of capabilities has helped Rotterdam establish itself as one of the top three commodity trading hubs in the world, alongside Geneva and Singapore.

Rotterdam’s long history in trade and shipping dates back to the 1600s. Many highly reputable businesses and organisations in the trade & maritime sector either started up in Rotterdam or moved to the region subsequently. The port of Rotterdam has grown from a modest harbour into a world-renowned hub for commodity trading and processing, with a strong focus on vegetable oils and fats, cereals, nuts, seeds and chemical products. Large global traders opt for Rotterdam due to its outstanding logistics facilities, fast and reliable infrastructure, integrated network of entrepreneurs in the processing industry and specialised maritime business service providers. These key ingredients help them run their businesses smoothly and serve customers effectively all over the world.

 

ROTTERDAM. YOUR BEST PARTNER.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Municipality of Rotterdam invest continuously in new infrastructure and improvements to maintain Rotterdam’s enviable position as Europe’s most efficient location for commodity trading, and storing and transporting raw materials. Specialised maritime service providers abound in Rotterdam, providing essential facilities required by commodity traders when trading their goods and financing, insuring and shipping their cargoes.

80.2
million tons dry bulk goods
214
million tons oil & oil products
70
million tons joint capacity of five inland refineries

JOIN IN. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Rotterdam is Europe’s maritime capital city for businesses operating in the field of commodity trading. This is where efficiency, safety and innovation all join forces; this is where it’s all happening.

WELCOME TO ROTTERDAM.

Rotterdam is not only a perfect city for sealing business deals. It is also a great place to live and work, a world-famous international port, a city for freethinkers, pioneers and revolutionaries and a city that encourages its inhabitants to realise their potential and make their dreams come true.

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