The Netherlands: Gateway to Europe

The Dutch port of Rotterdam is already Europe's biggest seaport, and the prosperity of the Common Market pours through it in a growing current of trade. Strategically set astride the Rhine-Maas waterway, which leads to the heart of industrial Europe, Rotterdam handles more cargo than Antwerp, Bremen and Hamburg put together—and nearly as much as New York (90.1 million tons v. New York's 90.5). Ambitious Rotterdam and its wily businessmen are not content with second place. They have launched a campaign to pass New York as the world's biggest port, are busily...

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