From 01.10.2014 regulations apply for lorries with a diesel engine entering the Rotterdam industrial zone of Maasvlakte 1 and 2.
There is also a lorry ban in Rotterdam on `s-Gravendijkwal for lorries > 3.5 tonnes.
Rotterdam also has a Low Emission Zone in place.
As of October 2014, you may not enter the Maasvlakte area with a lorry (3.5 tonnes or over) fitted with a diesel engine, unless:
1. the diesel engine is Euro VI class
2. your lorry has been first registered before 1 January 2013 and is younger than 7 years.
The lorry ban on `s-Gravendijkwal applies to lorries > 3.5T.
Vehicles >3.5 tonnes
Maasvlakte 1 and 2
key: striped area is the access regulation
key: red street lorry ban
To access the Maasvlakte, all lorries must be registered, whether they meet the requirements or not. Registration is free. please register through this page.
Lorries with Dutch license plates, have been registered with the national RDW database and meet this requirement. At present, this option is not available for foreign license plates.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration is NOT the same as an exemption. A registered vehicle will need an exemption, if the vehicle does not meet on of the requirements above.
Foreign vehicles are enforced.
Permanent, 365 days a year.
With cameras viewing number plates.
90 Euros; owners of vehicles entering the Maasvlakte area without registration with the City of Rotterdam, will be fined: 340 Euros for private owners (non-incorporated) and 2,250 Euros for companies.
The fine for entering `s-Gravendijkwal without permission is 90€ plus an administration charge of 7€.
If you need to access the Maasvlakte area (1, 2 or both), with a diesel truck that does not meet the requirements, an exemption may be granted in a number of cases:
N15 Maasvlakte; vrachtautoverbod `s-Gravendijkwal