Rotterdam has been announced as the European frontrunner in the 2022 edition of the Leading Maritime Cities of the World report launched by DNV and Menon Economics. It’s a well-deserved recognition, and a reason for the port city and surrounding business regions to celebrate.Rotterdam has climbed the global rankings consistently since 2015. The survey has been performed and published five times since its first edition exactly 10 years ago. It provides valuable insights into which global maritime cities offer the best infrastructure, technology, finance, and world-class talent, that help maritime communities to connect and prosper.Each competing city is benchmarked on five pillars: shipping centers, maritime finance and law, maritime technology, ports and logistics, attractiveness and competitiveness. Each of these have both objective and subjective indicators.The report focusses on competitiveness and the underlying reasons as to why companies choose to move to a particular region. It provides insights for (regional) policy makers to identify focus areas that need attention to improve their maritime economies. In the last two decades, Asian centers have been rapidly growing in strength.