Rotterdam’s pioneering automated container terminals face tough challenges as they strive to hit ambitious productivity targets in their first full year of operations with the rest of the European waterfront looking on.
Port of Antwerp
19 Jan 2016
The port of Antwerp has said that it expects the European Commission to clear it of a charge from logistics group Katoen Natie that it had been guilty of discrimination in its treatment of the port’s leading container terminal operators.
18 Jan 2016
Antwerp’s container traffic increased 7.5 percent year-over-year in 2015 to reach an all-time high and narrow the gap with its main rival Rotterdam, which saw volume shrink over the past 12 months.
04 Jan 2016
North Europe’s stagnant economy is expected to produce a decline in container volume at the region’s ports during the first half of 2016, Hackett Associates and the Hamburg-based Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics said.
04 Jan 2016
The port of Antwerp has called for its main rival Rotterdam to join forces to confront the challenge of China’s growing investment in southern Europe ports that could lure container traffic from the Le Havre-Hamburg range.
17 Dec 2015
The port of Antwerp said its annual container traffic will exceed 9 million 20-foot-equivalent units for the first time in 2015 and total cargo throughput will also set a new record of more than 200 million tonnes (220 tons).
14 Dec 2015
Antwerp has signed a twinning agreement with Guangzhou, China’s fifth-largest port, to boost Asia-Europe traffic and exploit opportunities from Beijing’s “Belt and Road “program.
16 Nov 2015
Hamburg and Bremerhaven continue to lose business within the North European range to their western competitors Rotterdam and Antwerp.
30 Oct 2015
The port of Rotterdam has established a strategic partnership with the Bank of China focused mainly on Beijing’s “Belt and Road” strategy to boost trade links with Europe.
26 Oct 2015
A delegation from the port of Antwerp visited Iran last week on a contact-building mission with officials in the shipping and commerce sectors, the latest in a long line of port and shipping companies aiming to open trade doors to take advantage of loosening sanctions.
14 Oct 2015
Antwerp’s container traffic grew 8 percent in the first nine months of the year as the Belgian port boosted traffic on the troubled Asia-Europe route.
29 Jul 2015
While politicians wrangle over the Greek debt crisis and economists speculate on the lasting impact to the European and global economy, a decision on who controls a container quay miles away from Athens could reshape European supply chains.