The Netherlands is one of the world’s major logistical junctions. Containers is a constantly growing sector. The market places high demands on transport, and multi-modal connections are vital. Port of Zwolle provides for all of these needs. The harbour facilities are strategically located on the route between the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam and the hinterland beyond, and offer excellent connections via inland waterways, road and rail. This makes it easy for goods to reach their destinations. An estimated ... TEU are transhipped via water through the container terminals in Meppel and Kampen each year.



The harbours of Port of Zwolle offer a wide range of facilities for storage and transhipment of containers, including three modern, easily accessible terminals. Two terminals are located in Kampen directly on the major inland waterway the Ijssel river. This harbour is accessible for vessels up to class Va. One terminal is located in Meppel on the major inland waterway the Meppelerdiep. It is also easily accessible for class Va vessels.


The harbours of the Port of Zwolle are favourably located at the junction of several transport connections. The Netherlands’ major national motorways (A28, A32 and A50) all come together here. Port of Zwolle is not only easily accessible by inland waterways, but also by rail and road. Products transhipped here find their way over these networks to the Randstad, the north of the Netherlands, Germany and the rest of Europe.


Port of Zwolle acts as an important turnaround point for the storage and transhipment of containers in the national and European network.



Do you need to store or tranship containers? Then don’t hesitate to contact the company relevant to your needs.


  • IJDT Kampen (IJssel Delta Terminal Kampen; storage, transhipment and processing).
  • MCS Meppel (Container terminal Meppel, full-service container logistics).