European Ports

European Ports

Latest news and analysis on Europe's ports, including Rotterdam and Antwerp.


Amid the deluge of year-end statistics highlighting the yawning economic gap between the European Union’s more solid northern member states and its debt-stricken southern half there’s one that looks, at first glance, like a mistake — container traffic.

News & Analysis

24 Feb 2015
Greece’s pledge on Tuesday not to halt ongoing and planned privatizations has paved the way for the sale of the state’s stakes in the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki, Athens airport and rail freight companies.
16 Feb 2015
The Spanish port of Algeciras maintained its narrow lead over domestic rival Valencia as the biggest Mediterranean container hub in 2014, but it faces a growing challenge from new West African terminals.
DP World terminal at London Gateway
12 Feb 2015
DP World is to build a third berth at London Gateway, its deep-water container terminal and logistics complex 25 miles east of the U.K. capital.
11 Feb 2015
Rotterdam claims it is the first European port to handle over 3 million TEUs of traffic to and from China and is set to extend its lead over second ranked Hamburg in 2015.
Port of Hamburg
09 Feb 2015
The port of Hamburg increased container traffic by 5.1 percent in 2014 to a record 9.7 million TEUs and is aiming to smash through the 10 million TEUs barrier this year.
06 Feb 2015
HHLA’s operating profit jumped 10 percent in 2014 as the largest container handler in the port of Hamburg shrugged off lower Russian feeder shipments and a slump in traffic at its Ukraine terminal that left total volume unchanged from the previous year.
28 Jan 2015
Antwerp posted a 4.7 percent increase in container traffic in 2014, trailing a 5.7 percent rise at close rival Rotterdam but reversing a 0.7 percent decline in 2013.
Port of Piraeus
28 Jan 2015
Greece’s new government, headed by the populist left wing Syriza Party, said it will scrap the planned privatization of the port of Piraeus, one of Europe’s fastest-growing container ports, fueling uncertainty over its stance toward the nation’s shipping community, which controls the world’s largest fleet.
APM Terminals' Maasvlakte2 in Rotterdam
21 Jan 2015
Europe’s ports face a rocky ride in 2015, dominated by a potential glut of container-handling capacity in the north that will only be partially offset by steadily rising transshipment traffic in the Mediterranean.
20 Jan 2015
The International Transport Workers' Federation has stepped up its protest of automation at the new Rotterdam World Gateway container terminal, and called for “all parties” to discuss RWG’s labor arrangements.