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

27 Oct 2014
Malaysia’s biggest state pension fund is reportedly preparing a $2 billion bid for a stake in Associated British Ports, the UK’s largest port operator.
Weekly wrap-up: LA-LB congestion, ILA’s Daggett and Nicaragua canal
25 Oct 2014
Terminal congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was clearly on the minds of readers again this week, with six of the Top 10 stories focusing on the issue.
24 Oct 2014
Rotterdam’s container traffic increased 4.2 percent year-over-year in the first three quarters of 2014 as strong growth on deep-sea routes offset lower feeder shipments.
Port of Antwerp
23 Oct 2014
Antwerp’s container traffic grew 5 percent year-over-year in the first three quarters of 2014, putting the Belgian port on track for a record total throughput in 2014.
17 Oct 2014
Two organizations in Rotterdam are calling for urgent dialogues concerning the ports' congestion and overcapacity
15 Oct 2014
Europe’s top container hubs have slammed the European Union’s plan to focus investment on peripheral ports in a bid to shift traffic from the dominant Le Havre-Hamburg range to the Mediterranean.
07 Oct 2014
Containerized exports from Asia to Europe and North America increased year-over-year in August, but spot rates in the Asia-to-Europe and North America trade lanes dropped, according to Container Trade Statistics.
06 Oct 2014
Potential Russian transit blocks and additional European Union sanctions could hurt both ports and railways in Latvia, and cripple the country's economy, Latvia's economy minister said.
06 Oct 2014
Hapag-Lloyd has suspended its Rotterdam congestion surcharge in the latest sign that traffic is flowing more freely at Europe’s largest container hub following a summer marred by lengthening delays in cargo handling.
29 Sep 2014
The Port of Antwerp is deepening its collaboration with the Port of Houston to include joint marketing and business development.