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

17 Oct 2014
Two organizations in Rotterdam are calling for urgent dialogues concerning the ports' congestion and overcapacity
15 Oct 2014
Europe’s top container hubs have slammed the European Union’s plan to focus investment on peripheral ports in a bid to shift traffic from the dominant Le Havre-Hamburg range to the Mediterranean.
07 Oct 2014
Containerized exports from Asia to Europe and North America increased year-over-year in August, but spot rates in the Asia-to-Europe and North America trade lanes dropped, according to Container Trade Statistics.
06 Oct 2014
Potential Russian transit blocks and additional European Union sanctions could hurt both ports and railways in Latvia, and cripple the country's economy, Latvia's economy minister said.
06 Oct 2014
Hapag-Lloyd has suspended its Rotterdam congestion surcharge in the latest sign that traffic is flowing more freely at Europe’s largest container hub following a summer marred by lengthening delays in cargo handling.
29 Sep 2014
The Port of Antwerp is deepening its collaboration with the Port of Houston to include joint marketing and business development.
26 Sep 2014
The executive branch of the European Union has taken Spain to court over security at its ports.
25 Sep 2014
A Dutch court has rejected a claim by ECT, Rotterdam’s largest container terminal operator, that the port authority acted unlawfully in awarding concessions for two giant terminals about to start operations to its rivals.
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.