Port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam

07 Nov 2014
Europe’s top container ports are hunkering down for a potentially tumultuous 2015 dominated by a growing capacity glut and slowing cargo growth that will make the congestion of the past year appear like a minor irritant.
05 Nov 2014
The terminal at the center of the congestion crisis in Rotterdam over the summer has just set a new port record for the number of containers loaded on and off a ship at Europe’s largest container hub.
05 Nov 2014
APM Terminals is postponing its “main strategic event in 2014” — the opening of a state-of-the-art container terminal in Rotterdam — to 2015.
24 Oct 2014
Rotterdam’s container traffic increased 4.2 percent year-over-year in the first three quarters of 2014 as strong growth on deep-sea routes offset lower feeder shipments.
17 Oct 2014
Two organizations in Rotterdam are calling for urgent dialogues concerning the ports' congestion and overcapacity
06 Oct 2014
Hapag-Lloyd has suspended its Rotterdam congestion surcharge in the latest sign that traffic is flowing more freely at Europe’s largest container hub following a summer marred by lengthening delays in cargo handling.
25 Sep 2014
A Dutch court has rejected a claim by ECT, Rotterdam’s largest container terminal operator, that the port authority acted unlawfully in awarding concessions for two giant terminals about to start operations to its rivals.
02 Sep 2014
Although delays are starting to ease at the Port of Rotterdam, schedule reliability to the Dutch port plummeted this summer.
Edith Maersk
25 Aug 2014
The persistent congestion clogging major gateway ports in the U.S. and Europe is raising a debate about whether it’s just peak-season volumes causing delays in import shipments or the inability of ports to handle the sharp growth in container ship sizes.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 23, 2014
23 Aug 2014
In the latest instance of drayage-related disruption, violence flared at Ningbo’s Beilun Container Port as thousands of striking truck drivers clashed with riot police and smashed the windshields of trucks crossing a picket line. The past week’s protests brought the world’s sixth-largest container port to a standstill, with carriers reportedly diverting ships.
Cargo is surging at northern European ports, but it’s not without consequences.
18 Aug 2014
Cargo is surging at northern European ports, but it’s not without consequences.
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.