European Ports

European Ports

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

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News & Analysis

Port of Hamburg intermodal
04 May 2015
German locomotive drivers began near week-long strike Monday afternoon that threatens to clog container yards at the country’s leading ports and cause massive disruption to industrial supply chains across Europe’s largest economy.
04 May 2015
Greece is expected to launch the long delayed privatization of the port of Piraeus, a top 10 European container hub, this week as its leftist government reluctantly undertakes reforms demanded by its international creditors.
02 May 2015
APM Terminals in Rotterdam officially opened the container terminal of the future on April 24 with the aggressive prediction that Maasvlakte II will improve vessel productivity by 40 percent.
01 May 2015
Europe's largest inland port to grow as ultra-large container ships arrive at north European ports.
23 Apr 2015
APM Terminals, the Maersk group’s port operating arm, will officially open the world’s first fully automated container terminal in Rotterdam Friday.
22 Apr 2015
Rail freight transport has ground to a halt across Germany as a strike by locomotive engineers against Deutsche Bahn, the state-owned railway, enters its second day.
19 Apr 2015
Throughput jumped 7.2 percent year-over-year at the port of Rotterdam in the first quarter, driven in part by strong container traffic at Europe's largest port.
inland waterway container barge to Duisport
17 Apr 2015
Duisburg, the world’s biggest inland port, boosted container traffic by 13 percent in 2014, outperforming its bigger rivals in the Le Havre-Hamburg range.
Port of Antwerp
15 Apr 2015
Antwerp’s container traffic surged 9.5 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, outpacing growth in all other cargo sectors.
Piraeus container port
02 Apr 2015
The on-again, off-again privatization of the port of Piraeus has been thrown into further doubt following conflicting statements by Greek government ministers.