European Ports

European Ports

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


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News & Analysis

23 Nov 2015
The government of Greece has again extended the bidding process for the sale of the port in Piraeus — the country’s largest — this time at the request of the potential purchasers.
16 Nov 2015
Hamburg and Bremerhaven continue to lose business within the North European range to their western competitors Rotterdam and Antwerp.
12 Nov 2015
Greek ports are at a standstill as dockworkers take part in the first general strike since the country’s leftist government took power in January.
10 Nov 2015
Capacity at Ukraine’s Odessa seaport will increase to 400,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units annually by 2017 thanks to the addition of a second phase to the existing container terminal.
10 Nov 2015
The port of Felixstowe has officially inaugurated an extended berth that will enable it to simultaneously handle two mega-container vessels of more 18,000 TEUs capacity.
10 Nov 2015
The port of Rotterdam has increased the discount for containers that are transshipped to other European ports and has extended the discount for feeder containers.
30 Oct 2015
The port of Rotterdam has established a strategic partnership with the Bank of China focused mainly on Beijing’s “Belt and Road” strategy to boost trade links with Europe.
26 Oct 2015
A delegation from the port of Antwerp visited Iran last week on a contact-building mission with officials in the shipping and commerce sectors, the latest in a long line of port and shipping companies aiming to open trade doors to take advantage of loosening sanctions.
21 Oct 2015
Two days of strike action by towage workers will bring ship movements in Greek ports to a standstill today and tomorrow (Oct. 22-23), Inchcape Shipping Services has warned.
15 Oct 2015
Container traffic at Ukrainian ports is steadily declining, reversing a previous trend of 11 to 13 percent annual growth.