The inland port monitor 2019 shows that the economic impact of inland ports in The Netherlands remained relatively stable since 2014. The inland ports in The Netherlands have an employment of about 64.400 employees and a total added value of 12.8 billion euro, of which 7.7 billion euro direct added value.
Strong increase impact container ports
The multifunctional industry ports are the biggest contributor with over 1.2 billion euro of direct added value; the inland shipping in seaports is a close second contributer. The Drechtcities ('inland mainport hors categorie') completes the top three with almost 8,400 employees and almost 1.1 billion euro of direct added value. Besides these three the economic impact of multifunctional container ports and containerports has seen a strong increase since 2014: together they provide about 1.1 billion euro in direct added value and they have an employment of 11.5 thousand employees. The container throughput in inland ports within other categories also showed a strong increase in comparison to other types of cargo.
The inland port monitor 2019 is now available!
These figures can be found in the inland port monitor 2019 which is presented by Erasmus Centre for Urban, Port and Transport Economics (Erasmus UPT) commissioned by the ministry of Infrastructure (IenW). The inland port monitor gives insight in the economic developments and impact of the inland ports in the Netherlands in 2018. The inland port monitor has been created with the help of the Dutch Association of inland ports (NVB) and its members. The full report of the inland port monitor 2019, which provides insight into the employment and added value in all inland ports in the Netherlands in 2018 is now available. Download the inland port monitor 2019 now (in Dutch)! For more information about the inland port monitor 2019 you can contact Martijn Streng, senior research port economics at Erasmus UPT.