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

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.
Port of Rotterdam. Photo: travelfoto /
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.
Port of Barcelona
23 Jul 2014
The Port of Barcelona's container volume rose 7 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2014.
Port of Rotterdam
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.
Port of Rotterdam ECT terminal
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.
The port of Antwerp’s container throughput increased for the third quarter in a row in the second quarter of 2014.
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...
Port of Rotterdam. Photo: Shchipkova Elena /
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.
Weekly wrap-up for July 5, 2014
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.
Port of Algeciras, APM Terminal
03 Jul 2014
APM Terminals says its $78 million investment enabling its Algeciras terminal to handle regular calls by 18,000-TEU ships helped the Spanish port overtake domestic rival Valencia as the biggest container port in the Mediterranean.