European Ports

European Ports

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

Commentary

Ports need a clear vision of trade developments, equipment and staffing issues, and hinterland infrastructure in their communities.

News & Analysis

21 May 2015
German locomotive drivers on Thursday called off their latest strike —the ninth in 10 months – and agreed to refer their dispute with Deutsche Bahn, the state-owned railway company, to arbitration.
ship unloading/loading in Antwerp
19 May 2015
The new discount, effective on June 1, comes on top of the existing Environmental Ship Index, which means that ships can benefit from a 30 percent reduction in port dues for every call, the port authority said.
18 May 2015
The Port of Hamburg can no longer claim to be Europe’s second-largest container port.
18 May 2015
France’s River Seine port of Rouen has for a long time made a speciality of the north-south regular container trades, particularly those between northern Europe and west Africa. But the port no longer sees a future for itself as a major container port, not even as one specializing in the north Europe-Africa trades.
Limassol, Cyprus, port
15 May 2015
The government of Cyprus believes that the island’s position in the Mediterranean makes it a natural choice as an international port and logistics hub.
Port of Piraeus, Greece, container port
15 May 2015
The long-stalled privatization of the port of Piraeus is finally underway with three foreign companies bidding for control of the leading Mediterranean transhipment hubs.
11 May 2015
The German rail freight network is struggling to return to normal as train drivers return to work after a near one week strike that severely disrupted industrial supply chains in Europe’s largest economy.
06 May 2015
Greek dock workers are due to stage a 24-hour strike on Thursday to protest the privatization of the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki.
05 May 2015
European shipowners have appealed the European Parliament to change the European Commission's proposed EU port services regulation, notably by reincluding proposals to open up cargo-handling and passenger services to competition.