The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, located in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands. From 1962 until 2004 it was the world’s busiest port, now overtaken first by Singapore and then Shanghai.
The port of Amsterdam (Dutch: Haven van Amsterdam) is a seaport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is the 4th busiest port in Europe by metric tonnes of cargo. The port is located on the bank of a former bay named the IJ and the North Sea Canal, with which it is connected to the North Sea.
The port of Antwerp is the largest seaport in Belgium and the second largest port in Europe after Rotterdam. In 2014 the port of Antwerp had a throughput of over 199 million tons. For breakbulk Antwerp is one of the largest ports in Europe, for transshipment of bulk materials is they are less important.
City of Istanbul accomodates the following ports. State owned Haydarpasa Port for container, ro-ro and general cargo vessels. Istanbul Cruise Port, which is presently undergoing renovation following it’s privatisation. State owned Sarayburnu Pier, as a secondary port for cruise vessels.