The port of Rotterdam and Europe Container Terminals, its biggest container handler, have buried the hatchet over a bitter three year dispute over the award of terminal concessions in Europe’s top box hub.
18 Aug 2014
Cargo is surging at northern European ports, but it’s not without consequences.
18 Aug 2014
Nine straight weeks of steady declines in pricing of low-sulfur bunker fuel have brought the price per metric ton down to the lowest levels in more than three years.
08 Aug 2014
Hapag Lloyd today announced it will divert three more Asia-Europe port calls to Antwerp, fueling concern that berthing delays at Europe’s biggest container hub will persist into the fall.
07 Aug 2014
The port of Zeebrugge boosted container volume by 9.9 percent in the first half of the year, easily outpacing growth at larger rivals in the Le Havre-Hamburg range.
07 Aug 2014
The port of Rotterdam today announced a series of measures to eliminate congestion at two large container terminals and free up quay and labor capacity for oceangoing vessels.
06 Aug 2014
The U.S. ocean container trade via European ports, including transshipments, increased 3.8 percent year-over-year to 4.6 million laden 20-foot-equivalent units in the 12 months ending March 2014, according to PIERS, the data division of JOC Group.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 2, 2014: Vancouver penalties cutting truck turn times; congestion worsens at North European ports
02 Aug 2014
Port Metro Vancouver’s penalty system for terminals is cutting truck turn times and drawing attention from other North American ports struggling with drayage challenges. And congestion seen earlier this year at Rotterdam has continued, prompting diversions and surcharges, and the congestion is spreading to other ports in the North Europe range.
01 Aug 2014
Hapag-Lloyd announced it is temporarily diverting vessels deployed on one of its Europe-Asia services from Rotterdam to Antwerp as congestion worsens at Europe’s biggest container port as the peak shipping season gathers speed.
29 Jul 2014
Spot prices for low-sulfur bunker fuel sank for the sixth straight week last week, a total drop of just over 7 percent.
28 Jul 2014
U.S. containerized imports in June showed substantial year-over-year growth, as labor negotiations on the West Coast seem to have induced an early ocean container shipping peak season.