European Ports

European Ports

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

Commentary

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

12 Sep 2014
European shipping lines, ports and cargo airlines are bracing for a further loss of business and possible service interruptions as the Kremlin weighs its response to the latest EU sanctions over Russia’s role in the Ukraine conflict.
10 Sep 2014
The chief of Hamburg port police says security at European ports needs a boost and is calling for greater cooperation among northern European port authorities.
08 Sep 2014
European economic growth might be flatlining, but you wouldn’t know it by the strong container import growth in the first half, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
02 Sep 2014
European short-sea shipping volumes could fall as much as 10 percent in the next several years as new emission regulations take effect.
Top 50 container ports -- who's up, who's down
02 Sep 2014
From the top to the bottom, here is a list of the ports that moved up in 2013, and those that are in danger of falling down — or even off — the list of the Top 50 World Container Ports.
02 Sep 2014
Although delays are starting to ease at the Port of Rotterdam, schedule reliability to the Dutch port plummeted this summer.
01 Sep 2014
The surging number of ultra large container ships has failed to create a European mega-hub with ocean carriers still operating multi-port rotations, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
01 Sep 2014
Fesco Transportation Group’s revenue and earnings declined in the first half as a weaker rouble and lower ocean freight rates offset higher container volumes.
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.