European Ports

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

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News & Analysis

04 Feb 2016
Rotterdam’s pioneering automated container terminals face tough challenges as they strive to hit ambitious productivity targets in their first full year of operations with the rest of the European waterfront looking on.
04 Feb 2016
China Shipping Container Lines’ mega-ship Indian Ocean has run aground in the Elbe river roughly 19 miles from the Port of Hamburg, according to the German newspaper Die Welt.
03 Feb 2016
Greek ports will come to a standstill Thursday for the third time this year as dockers, seamen and tug crews join a nationwide, general, 24-hour strike.
03 Feb 2016
The precipitous drop in Russia’s container traffic last year due to its slowing economy and Western sanctions has created a shortage of containers estimated at 400,000 for Moscow shipping companies, and it could continue to grow.
01 Feb 2016
The Port of Gothenburg’s container traffic declined by 2 percent in 2015 in contrast to a 3 percent increase in total freight handled by the largest Scandinavian cargo hub.
27 Jan 2016
The Port of Liverpool has gained a new service, increasing shippers’ access to central and northern U.K., Ireland, Portugal, Morocco, Spain and the Canary Islands.
26 Jan 2016
Maersk Line had added a new service from Latin America to Europe and a new call on an existing service in the trade lane in an effort to tap one of the areas where container lines can still gain steadily profitable business: reefer cargo.
26 Jan 2016
Eurogate’s container volume shrank by 2 percent in 2015 as lower Italian traffic offset increased shipments at its domestic German terminals.
26 Jan 2016
Greek ports will be brought to a standstill by a 48-hour strike tomorrow, the second two day walkout in two weeks.
21 Jan 2016
Greece has accepted a “significantly improved” offer from China’s Cosco Group for the state’s majority stake in the Piraeus Port Authority.