European Ports

European Ports

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


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News & Analysis

13 Oct 2015
The Russian government will begin work on a new deep-sea port in the enclave of Kaliningrad, between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea, by the end of the year.
12 Oct 2015
APM Terminals has signed a contract for four ship-to-shore gantry cranes and 14 automated rail-mounted gantry cranes for its Vado container terminal under construction on Italy’s north-west Ligurian coast.
09 Oct 2015
Kazakhstan Railways, the national railway company of Kazakhstan, will build a 1 million 20-foot-equivalent unit container terminal in Klaipeda, Lithuania, home to one of the largest Baltic seaports.
07 Oct 2015
The privatization of the port of Piraeus has been delayed as Greece’s snap general election Sept. 20 interrupted preparations by government transport and finance officials.
06 Oct 2015
The oldest container terminal in Rotterdam, ECT City Terminal, has closed after nearly fifty years, because it can’t handle the ever-larger vessels calling at Europe’s top container port.
25 Sep 2015
The Port of Barcelona has announced a deal with Hutchison Port Holdings to extend the current 30-year concession HPH holds for operating Barcelona Europe South Terminal by 15 years in exchange for the operator investing $6.5 billion in automation to boost productivity, according to local newspapers.
24 Sep 2015
The spot rate for shipping a container from New York to Rotterdam fell slightly for the week ending Sept. 25, but continued to hold relatively steady after a nearly 31 percent drop in late August, according to the World Container Index.
18 Sep 2015
Mediterranean Shipping Co. has acquired a 45 percent stake in the Trieste Marine Terminal as the 2M Alliance positions itself to capitalize on a European Union infrastructure initiative known as the TEN-T.
18 Sep 2015
Finland’s ports and rail freight trains are at a standstill as workers participate in the biggest nationwide strike since 1993 to protest the government’s latest austerity measures.
11 Sep 2015
Finland ports, already suffering from container traffic declines, are set to get hit with another blow when they shut down Sept. 18 as part of a protest by the country's three big trade union federations against the government's labor reform program.