European Ports

European Ports

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

Commentary

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

17 Dec 2014
APM Terminals said one its nw Rotterdam terminals will be the first in the world to have a zero-emission footprint, thanks to a two-year contract to buy wind-generated electricity.
16 Dec 2014
Cosco Pacific, the port operating arm of China’s largest shipping company, has growth its throughput by 10 percent from January through November this year, a reflection of strong export volumes that kept its terminals busy during the second half.
15 Dec 2014
Belgium is cut off from the rest of the world today as a nationwide 24-hour strike against the government’s austerity p
12 Dec 2014
The German inland port of Duisburg is projecting to handle a record 3.4 million TEUs this year via water, rail
12 Dec 2014
The port of Antwerp faces a total shutdown on Monday as dockers and other waterfront workers join a 24-hour nationwide strike that will also paralyze rail freight and air cargo traffic across Belgium.
11 Dec 2014
EUROGATE Container Terminal Bremerhaven this week handled its 1 millionth standard rail container, as more intermodal trains served the German gateway this year than in 2013.
Vladivostok
08 Dec 2014
Russian has tapped Vladivostok as the country’s first “free” port, in an attempt to boost the Russian economy besieged by lower oil prices and sanctions from Western countries.
28 Nov 2014
The port of Piraeus has approved a long delayed-agreement with Cosco Pacific under which the Hong Kong-based company will invest a further 230 million euros ($285 million) in container facilities at Greece’s largest port.
28 Nov 2014
There will be no speedy solution to the congestion that is creating bottlenecks at ports around the world as terminals battle to cope with growing trade and surges in container volume.
27 Nov 2014
The port of Rotterdam will triple the discount on tariffs for deep-sea containers that are transshipped to other ports in Europe over the next three years in a move likely to trigger a response from its main rival Hamburg.