Terms of use


  1. The online Routescanner services and this website www.routescanner.com (the “Routescanner Services”) are developed, operated and offered to you by Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (the Port of Rotterdam, “POR” “us”, “we” or “our”), a public limited company, incorporated and existing under Dutch law, having its registered office at Wilhelminakade 909, 3072AP, Rotterdam, registered with the trade register of the chamber of commerce under number 24354561. Our VAT number is: NL812506339B01.
  2. The Routescanner Services (including the data and content on it) as well as your use thereof are subject to these Routescanner Terms of Use (these “Terms of Use”). You agree to accept and to be bound by these Terms of Use (including any changes, modifications and/or replacements) by: (a) actually accessing and using the Routescanner Services, or (b) when registering to the Routescanner Services. If you are using the Routescanner Services on behalf of a company or organization you ensure that you are entitled to bind that company or organization to these Terms of Use. If you do not wish to agree with these Terms of Use, please do not further access and/or use the Routescanner Services or do not register to the Routescanner Services.
  3. POR reserves the right to amend, modify and/or or replace all or part of the Routescanner Services and the data and content on it, as well as these Terms of Use. Please check these Terms of Use periodically for changes or modifications.

Use of the Routescanner service

  1. The Routescanner Services provide online tools that provides shippers and freight forwarders with an overview and a comparison of door-to-door worldwide container shipping routes. Through the Routescanner service shipping companies can publish their schedule data to make it available and visible in a public and in a private or personalized manner when selected.
  2. POR does not offer any shipping routes and is not an agent for shipping routes or operators. The shipping routes are offered by shipping companies and are subject to the terms and conditions of the shipping companies.
  3. The Routescanner Services may only be used by you as an end-user within the domains of POR and may – without the prior written approval of Routescanner - not be deep linked to and/or may embedded in end user’s and/or third party websites and/or services.
  4. You are not permitted to use this website or the data displayed on it other than for the following, non-commercial purposes: (i) viewing this website; (ii) performing searches; (iii)requesting quotes; (iv) making use of other facilities that may be provided on the website. The use of automated systems or software to extract data from this website, ('screen scraping') is prohibited unless the you or the company you represent has directly concluded a separate written license agreement with Routescanner for this purpose.
  5. As an end-user, you are permitted to access, view and store the data and content obtained via the Routescanner services for your own informational purposes only and you shall have no other rights with respect to the Routescanner Services and/or any data and content obtained via the Routescanner Services, including without limitation, any right to otherwise use, distribute, furnish, resell or sublicense the Routescanner Services and/or data and content obtained via the Routescanner Services and/or any portion or derivative thereof.
  6. The use of the Routescanner Services and the data and content made available through the Routescanner Services as well as any decisions made based upon the Routescanner Services and/or the data and content on the Routescanner Services are for your own account and risk.

Intellectual property rights

  1. All copyrights and all other intellectual property rights regarding the Routescanner Services and all data and content made available through the Routescanner Services (including software, photographs, videos, illustrations, graphic elements, data, documents and other materials) shall remain the property of POR or its licensors such as (third-party) data- and content providers and are explicitly reserved.
  2. Without the prior written approval of Routescanner, you are not permitted to reproduce the Routescanner Services and all data and content made available through the Routescanner Services by printing it out, downloading and/or distributing it to third parties.

User Content

  1. If you post or upload to the Routescanner Services any documents, drawings, pictures, data, or other information or materials of any kind (“User Content”) you hereby grant POR a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, transferable license to copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, sub-license, share, the User Content for the operation or the Routescanner Services.
  2. You represent and warrant that (a) the User Content you provided is correct and does not infringe any rights of third parties (b) you have the right to post or upload or send such User Content and (c) you have the right to grant the license set out above.
  3. Routescanner reserves the right to verify, modify or delete such User Content when deemed necessary by it or following a notice of a third party.

Confidential Information

  1. You may not disclose to any third party, any Content you download from the Routescanner Services or otherwise receive from or on behalf of POR which is proprietary, marked as confidential or would normally be considered confidential under the circumstances (“Confidential Information”).
  2. Confidential Information does not include information that: (a) has become publicly known through no breach of any obligations of confidentiality; (b) has been independently developed without access to the Confidential Information; (c) is received by you from a third party who has the lawful right to disclose such information; or (d) required to be disclosed by law or by a governmental authority.

Disclaimer of warranty and liability

  1. POR, its partners and licensor(s) make every reasonable effort to make and maintain the data and content of the Routescanner Services as up-to-date, accessible, error-free and complete as possible. However, POR, its partners and licensor(s) cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of the data and/or the accessibility and/or availability of the Routescanner Services and POR, its partners and licensor(s) cannot and do not accept any liability for any damages directly or indirectly related to the use of the Routescanner Services and/or the data provided to you via the Routescanner Services. POR, its partners and licensor(s) will not be liable for any losses, damages, costs or expenses (particularly loss of profit, loss of use, direct, indirect, additional or consequential loss) resulting from errors, omissions or other shortcomings in the information provided to you through the Routescanner Services and/or resulting from unavailability or malfunctioning of the Routescanner Services. POR, its partners and licensor(s) reserve the right to make modifications and corrections at all times and without prior notice. This clause does not exclude or limit the liability of POR for anything for which liability cannot be excluded or limited by law.

Routescanner Privacy statement

  1. Routescanner processes personal data uploaded by you or collected by it through your use of the Routescanner Services in accordance with the Routescanner Privacy Statement available at: Routescanner privacy statement.

Routescanner Cookie policy

  1. Routescanner makes use of cookies for the Routescanner Services in accordance with the Routescanner Cookiepolicy available at: Routescanner cookie policy.

Routescanner Responsible Disclosure

  1. Routescanner has a policy on reporting vulnerabilities which can be found at: Routescanner responsible disclosure policy.

Governing law

  1. The Routescanner Services and these Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Netherlands. Any dispute arising pursuant to or in connection with the Routescanner (or its use) and/or these Terms of Use shall be solely submitted to a competent courts of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.


  1. If you have any question or comment regarding the Routescanner Services or the Terms of Use, please contact us at: contact page.
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