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

22 Dec 2014
The port of Rotterdam and Europe Container Terminals, its biggest container handler, have buried the hatchet over a bitter three year dispute over the award of terminal concessions in Europe’s top box hub.
22 Dec 2014
Wilhelmshaven hailed its success in landing a third 2M service as a sign of ocean carriers’ growing interest in Germany’s only deep water port that is virtually empty more than two years after opening.
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.
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.