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

Duisport, Germany, inland port
28 Aug 2014
Expansion of Duisburg’s container terminals has entered a new stage, taking the large German inland river port one step closer to meeting increased demand and additional rail traffic.
Container stacks say "18000" at the opening of Berth 5/6 at Container Terminal Burchardkai. Photo copyright HHM / Zilski
26 Aug 2014
German terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) has unveiled a new berth capable of handling the largest container ships at its Container Terminal Burchardkai at the Port of Hamburg.
25 Aug 2014
German-Russian business ties were on full display at a reception in St. Petersburg hosted by the Port of Hamburg, where politics was a main theme of discussion.
Edith Maersk
25 Aug 2014
The persistent congestion clogging major gateway ports in the U.S. and Europe is raising a debate about whether it’s just peak-season volumes causing delays in import shipments or the inability of ports to handle the sharp growth in container ship sizes.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 23, 2014
23 Aug 2014
In the latest instance of drayage-related disruption, violence flared at Ningbo’s Beilun Container Port as thousands of striking truck drivers clashed with riot police and smashed the windshields of trucks crossing a picket line. The past week’s protests brought the world’s sixth-largest container port to a standstill, with carriers reportedly diverting ships.
Yilport terminal in Sweden
21 Aug 2014
With much of the attention of the international container shipping industry on gateway ports and congestion problems they’re experiencing in handling mega-ships, Turkish port operator Yilport Holding sees opportunity in short-sea and feeder operations.
Cargo is surging at northern European ports, but it’s not without consequences.
18 Aug 2014
Cargo is surging at northern European ports, but it’s not without consequences.
08 Aug 2014
Hapag Lloyd today announced it will divert three more Asia-Europe port calls to Antwerp, fueling concern that berthing delays at Europe’s biggest container hub will persist into the fall.
Zeebrugge’s container volume rose 9.9 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2014 from 2013’s 961,000 TEUs
07 Aug 2014
The port of Zeebrugge boosted container volume by 9.9 percent in the first half of the year, easily outpacing growth at larger rivals in the Le Havre-Hamburg range.
Euromax terminal at the Port of Rotterdam
07 Aug 2014
The port of Rotterdam today announced a series of measures to eliminate congestion at two large container terminals and free up quay and labor capacity for oceangoing vessels.