European Ports

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East and Southeast Asia, home to many of the world's largest ports, showed little improvement in productivity from 2014 to 2016.
26 Sep 2016
Productivity levels at the world’s top 30 container ports have shown little sign of improvement over the past two years, and ports in several regions are showing worrying levels of decline.
19 Sep 2016
Although the rate of decline in Russia’s container trade slows, a dispute over pricing for container-handling services is clouding the medium- and long-term outlook for the trade.
Global Ports' terminals, such as the one in Vostochnya, pictured, have not yet registered gains from the slight growth in Russia's container trade.
09 Sep 2016
Global Ports’ container traffic slumped in the first half.
Getting stranded Hanjin Shipping containers out of ECT in Rotterdam, such as this one pictured on an automated vehicle at the terminal, just got a whole lot cheaper for shippers. Credit: Paul Henriquez
08 Sep 2016
ECT, a leading Rotterdam terminal operator, has slashed charges for releasing containers unloaded from ailing Hanjin Shipping’s vessels.
07 Sep 2016
HHLA, the largest terminal operator in Hamburg, Europe’s third-largest port, has exercised an option for three more ship-to-shore cranes.
05 Sep 2016
European shippers and freight forwarders are stepping up efforts to stop ports and terminals demanding “excessive” fees to release containers unloaded from the vessels of Hanjin Shipping.
The port of Murmansk, pictured, is used mostly for coal, but a government policy could change that and increase the amount of containers it handles.
29 Aug 2016
Shippers are welcoming a Russian government plan that could save them thousands of dollars and up to a week in transit time.
26 Aug 2016
Rotterdam dockers have voted in favor of an agreement on job security in the container sector.
Traffic declines at the port of Hamburg, pictured, through 2015 cost the port its position as the second-busiest in Europe.
16 Aug 2016
Hamburg has finally pulled out of the container slump.
HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort at the Port of Hamburg, pictured, must cope with volume declines due mainly to lower Asia-Europe traffic.
11 Aug 2016
HHLA’s operating profit slumped by almost one-fifth in the first half of the year.