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

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.
Port of Piraeus
20 Jan 2015
Container traffic soared 18.5 percent to nearly 3 million TEUs at Cosco Pacific’s Piraeus container terminal last year, again outpacing growth at Mediterranean rivals.
Port of Rotterdam container port
19 Jan 2015
Container traffic jumped 5.8 percent in 2014 at the port of Rotterdam, putting it on track to post one of the highest increases in the fiercely competitive Le Havre-Hamburg port range after years of the port trailing its rivals.
15 Jan 2015
Wilhelmshaven’s bid to shake off its white elephant tag is set to gather traction in the coming weeks amid reports Maersk Line is about to bring four regular short sea services to Germany’s only deepwater port.
13 Jan 2015
London Heathrow increased air freight traffic by 5.3 percent in 2014, driven by a surge in shipments to key emerging markets, but capacity restraints are threatening to slow growth at Europe’s fourth largest cargo hub.
08 Jan 2015
The world’s largest container ship, the 19,100 TEU CSCL Globe, sailed into the British gateway Port of Felixstowe this week to make its maiden European call in a loop that will include Rotterdam, Hamburg and Zeebrugge.
05 Jan 2015
Asia’s container terminal operators will be the big winners in 2015, according to the latest HSBC transport indicators report that has International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) as one of its top picks.
Port of Gdansk, Poland
05 Jan 2015
Poland’s Port of Gdansk is negotiating with Malta-based Mariner Capital on an agreement to privatize operations at the port’s multipurpose cargo terminals.
05 Jan 2015
The Metrans subsidiary of Hamburg port operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) has brought its ninth terminal into operation on the main rail line connecting the German seaports with Prague, the inland hub serving the Czech Republic.