This article presents an overview of trends relevant for the long-term development of Rotterdam's port complex and resulting opportunities for this complex. These trends resulted from a literature review and conversations with 20 professors in fields relevant for port development. Nine trends that can be expected to become increasingly important in the next decades are discussed. These trends include the rise of manufacturing and logistics platforms, higher land efficiency, increasingly mixed land use in port areas, and rising importance of a "regional innovation system" in ports. Opportunities and concerns for the port of Rotterdam resulting from the trends are discussed. Copyright

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Coastal Management
Erasmus School of Economics

de Langen, P.W. (2005). Trends and opportunities for the long-term development of Rotterdam's port complex. Coastal Management, 33(2), 215–224. doi:10.1080/08920750590919691