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.
Latest news and analysis on Europe's ports, including Rotterdam and Antwerp.
News & Analysis
01 Aug 2014
Hapag-Lloyd announced it is temporarily diverting vessels deployed on one of its Europe-Asia services from Rotterdam to Antwerp as congestion worsens at Europe’s biggest container port as the peak shipping season gathers speed.
29 Jul 2014
Facing growing port congestion, the Port of Hamburg is implementing a far-reaching plan to better manage truck traffic of containers moving in and out of its terminals.
28 Jul 2014
Worsening congestion at the port of Rotterdam has prompted two short sea and feeder shipping lines to impose surcharges of around $100 per container.
23 Jul 2014
The Port of Barcelona's container volume rose 7 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2014.
21 Jul 2014
The Netherlands’ Port of Rotterdam Authority announced increased profit and revenue for the first half of the year...
18 Jul 2014
The Port of Antwerp plans to build a bunkering station to encourage use of liquefied natural gas by self-propelled river barges.
18 Jul 2014
The Port of Rotterdam’s container traffic rose 1.9 percent year-over-year in the first half, driven by higher volumes on Asian and North American routes, but growth again trailed that of neighboring Antwerp.
15 Jul 2014
The port of Antwerp’s container traffic rose around 5 percent in the second quarter of the year, more than five times the increase in the first three months...
09 Jul 2014
The European Union has opened an in-depth investigation to determine whether tax breaks for publicly owned Dutch ports, including Rotterdam, breach its state aid rules.
05 Jul 2014
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated the news this past week, as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continued negotiations toward a new contract.