Map of DFDS Rotterdam terminal

Rotterdam (Vlaardingen) terminal

DFDS terminal in Rotterdam (Vlaardingen) is strategically located near important highways, and offers direct links to the inland waterway network that connects to any European areas. The terminal has a footprint of 13.5 hectares.

​​​Easy access to and from major highways and inland waterways

Project cargo

Cargo handling

With a fleet of cargo handling equipment, ranging from forklift trucks to a 100 tonnes mobile harbour crane, the DFDS terminal can handle the most simplistic cargo to the more complex.

Vlaardingen terminal

Vessel Handling

There are 3 berths within the terminal capable of handling vessels up to 230m in length x 27m in beam x 11.88m in draught.

Inland Waterways

The Rotterdam (Vlaardingen) terminal offers direct links to the inland waterway network connecting to any European areas, which are generally difficult to reach via other modes of transport, especially for the larger, out of gauge cargo. In addition to the capability of stevedoring 3PL vessels, DFDS operate their own vessels in Vlaardingen for services to and from UK ports.

DFDS workshop


Our terminal in Rotterdam (Vlaardingen) offers on site workshop facilities, where refueling, trailer washing, MOT’s and repairs can all be undertaken.

DFDS storage

Warehousing & Storage

There are warehousing and cross docking facilities in addition to a dedicated transhipping area with an undercover facility.

Terminal capabilities

Cargo handled

  • Paper in reel or palletized form
  • Break Bulk
  • Coil in many different forms, can be handled up to 16 tonnes in weight
  • Forest Cargo
  • Big Bags in different forms
  • Trailers
  • Driver Accompanied Cargo
  • Machinery and agricultural machines
  • Mafi handling up to 75-80 tonnes
  • Project Cargo
  • Automotive Cargo (cars and truck chassis)
  • IMO Handling

Terminal services/equipment

  • RoRo Services
  • Forklift trucks from 2,5 to 16 tonnes capacity
  • Tugmasters
  • Translifter (cassette handling) 90 tonnes
  • 100 tonnes crane/mobile harbour crane
  • Movements of heavy project cargo
  • Re-stowing of cargo and securing


  • Full MOT on trailers
  • Full trailer repairs
  • Tyre replacement/repairs
  • Full trailer service, tyre check, condition check etc.
  • Washing of trailers
  • Refrigerated trailer and container service
  • Refuelling white diesel

Warehousing facilities

  • 2000 m2 warehouse
  • Cross dock facilities
  • Covered transhipment facilities

Terminal access

  • Close connection to motorways
  • Direct access to inland waterways
  • Terminal access around the clock, 7 days a week

Special competences

  • The DFDS utilisation of mafi and cassette systems opens up the market place for companies trading in industrial quantities of base commodities across the network of DFDS' shipping routes.

Terminal security

  • Video inspection system for gate control of units
  • Meet ISPS requirements
  • Approved Gate Check Status
  • Camera surveillance, closed gate with manned guard at night

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions about our terminal services, please do not hesitate to contact us.