Rotterdam Leads The Best Port Rankings During The Pandemic

The Port of Rotterdam in Europe’s Netherlands has been crowned as the best port during the pandemic, further earning the greatest praise from over 1,700 votes cast around the globe over the past 10 days.

Rotterdam Leads The Best Port Rankings During The Pandemic
The Port of Rotterdam in The Netherlands | Courtesy: Port of Rotterdam

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Most of the leading port cities have not lived up to their billing during the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore making slap dash decisions and, consequently, making the lives for many in shipping harder – whether it be ill thought out travel restrictions, bans on garbage disposal or rolling out vaccines. However, other port cities have proven to be strong, responsive and ready to find solutions.

Commenting on coming out top in the pandemic poll, René de Vries, the Chief Harbor Master at the Port of Rotterdam, mentioned, “COVID-19 have been difficult times for all of us. Despite the fact that we have announced and complied with strict precautions, we have always kept an eye on the impact on the seafarers of the ships visiting us. The human dimension is always our top priority in the port of Rotterdam. It is very nice and heartwarming that this is recognized by the readers of Splash. We thank them for the recognition and hope to welcome everyone back to our port soon without any restrictions.”

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Other noteworthy port mentions in the survey take in Auckland leading the polls in Australasia, Vancouver crowned the best in North America, Montevideo nominated best in South America, Cape Town the best in Africa, with Colombo considered to have been the best port during the pandemic in Asia.

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