In June of 2023, the Port of Rotterdam held a presentation regarding the completed first phase of the masterplan for the Port of Nickerie to the Cabinet of the President, Counsel of Ministers, and the management team of the Port Management Company of Suriname (Havenbeheer Suriname). The master plan includes the Commercial Forecast, Area Assessment, Technical Report, Design Concept, Business Case, Governance Structure, and Business Model.
Port of Rotterdam, on request, provides port advisory services to governments and public/private port companies, in some cases opting to co-invest. The Port of Rotterdam has been assigned as a technical advisor by Phoenix Development Company to draft a master plan for the development of the Port of Nickerie & Special Economic Zone in collaboration with N.V. Havenbeheer Suriname. The objective of the master plan is to “quantify and outline the market potentials, the spatial planning requirements and the financial framework for establishing and growing a deep-water port & industrial zone in Nickerie over a period of 30 years in order to facilitate industries and the development of the economy.
Suriname is one of the few countries in the world that contributes in a positive way to global warming, as Suriname has a negative balance of CO2 emissions.
The Port of Rotterdam is dedicated to complying with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, which is a legally binding international treaty on climate change, accelerating the worldwide energy transition. The energy transition can be seen as an opportunity for Suriname. It leads to the sustainable development of the region’s post-industrial area, economy, and society. This creates opportunities for existing and new companies both local and international.
Port of Rotterdam is among the top 10 ports in the world and the largest port in Europe. It is the gateway port for many traded goods into Europe, reaching 500 million consumers within 24 hours. In the port of Rotterdam, approximately 467 million tonnes of cargo have been handled in 2022. It represents one of the most prominent petrochemical clusters in the world, receiving some 13% of the total energy consumption for Europe and reaching some 40% of EU Industrial end users for their energy needs. It is known for its high-quality hinterland logistics, its deep water accessibility, its high safety standards, its efficiency, and its best-in-class port infrastructure. The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s core tasks are the sustainable development, management, and operation of the port, the maintenance of the smooth and safe handling of shipping, and supporting the future resilience of the port of Rotterdam.