Port of Rotterdam

16 Jun 2017
The new track will also help raise rail’s share of hinterland container traffic.
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.
21 Dec 2015
Rotterdam dockworkers have voted to strike in the New Year to protest potential job losses at the port’s new highly automated container terminals.
26 Nov 2015
Rotterdam dock workers are planning a series of 24-hour strikes over the next two months to protest possible lay-offs at the port’s newest container terminals.
16 Nov 2015
Hamburg and Bremerhaven continue to lose business within the North European range to their western competitors Rotterdam and Antwerp.
10 Nov 2015
The port of Rotterdam has increased the discount for containers that are transshipped to other European ports and has extended the discount for feeder containers.
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.
15 Oct 2015
Rotterdam’s container volume increased just 1 percent in the first nine months of the year due to lower Chinese exports, the deteriorating Russian economy and slowing growth in emerging economies such as Brazil.
06 Oct 2015
The oldest container terminal in Rotterdam, ECT City Terminal, has closed after nearly fifty years, because it can’t handle the ever-larger vessels calling at Europe’s top container port.
24 Sep 2015
The spot rate for shipping a container from New York to Rotterdam fell slightly for the week ending Sept. 25, but continued to hold relatively steady after a nearly 31 percent drop in late August, according to the World Container Index.
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.