The fact that Rotterdam is a strong maritime metropole providing in key components that maritime businesses need to thrive, is also confirmed by The Leading Maritime Capitals report 2019. Rotterdam has moved up three places which resulted in a third place in the ranking of Maritime Capitals of the World. Rotterdam has improved its score across all pillars, with the biggest positive change in the Shipping Centers pillar, with an increase in the size of its controlled as well as managed fleet. The fleet controlled by owners based in Rotterdam has increased by 50%, whilst the fleet size that is managed from there has grown by close to 60%. Rotterdam has moved up in the Maritime Finance and Law pillar, largely due to a 50% increase in loan value from 2017.
Article: Rotterdam Partners