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 Rotterdam
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.
15 Jan 2016
Rotterdam’s container volume shrank by 0.5 percent year-over-year in 2015 but total throughput reached a record on a sharp rise in crude oil shipments.
07 Jan 2016
Rotterdam’s container cranes will come to a halt this afternoon as dockworkers walk off the job for 24 hours to protest possible job losses at the port’s new highly automated terminals.
05 Jan 2016
The port of Rotterdam is bracing for several 24-hour strikes in the next two months as dockworkers protest potential job losses at its new automated container terminals.
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.