Capacity at the port of Antwerp is already maxed out, so a merger with the nearby port of Zeebrugge could provide some relief when the expected wave of cargoes arrives once COVID-19 measures are lifted in China.
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10 Apr 2020
It was a solid first quarter for Antwerp, but the production and supply chain disruption being caused by COVID-19 will be felt at the international hub in the second quarter.
02 Mar 2020
Initiatives aimed at turning container ports from conduits of physical freight activity into hubs for the digital information surrounding those cargo movements are underway in virtually every major global gateway.
04 Dec 2019
JOC's annual Container Trade Europe conference, hosted by the Port of Antwerp on Oct. 20-22, 2020, will focused on the needs of container shippers. The targeted program is developed and led by the specialized journalist team of the JOC.
21 Oct 2019
Slowing economies at both ends of the Asia-Europe trade have had little effect on the container volume being handled by the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp.
09 Aug 2019
Asian gateways continued to dominate the global port market in 2018, handling more than three-quarters of the total throughput of the top 50 container ports worldwide.
24 Jul 2019
It has taken many years, but finally dredging work on the crucial river access to Europe’s third-largest port has begun.
28 Jun 2019
The concentration of mega-ships in Europe’s hub ports continues to keep intermodal logistics under pressure.
22 May 2019
The Port of Antwerp is expanding its program of extended terminal gates and launching a six-month test of 24-hour gates at two terminals as cargo volumes at the port continue to grow.
25 Feb 2019
Shippers can expect barge congestion surcharges for containers moved through Rotterdam and Antwerp to increase as barge operators report persistent and often lengthy waiting times.
07 Feb 2019
The action, which involves both private and public sector union workers, will affect all transport providers in Europe's second-largest container port as well as Brussels Airport.
31 Jan 2019
UK forwarders, shippers, and ferry operators fear that any delay caused by customs checks will quickly lead to extensive bottlenecks and disruption.
07 Nov 2018
Executives from Imperial Logistics International participated in a wide-ranging question and answer session concerning the mounting intermodal transport challenges facing shippers and forwarders moving cargo around Europe.
30 Oct 2018
The volume increases at Rotterdam and Antwerp come despite a steady decline in container imports from Asia that can be seen in the latest data from Container Trades Statistics.
27 Sep 2018
Executives from Rotterdam and Antwerp, barge operator neska Container Line, and Dusseldorf-based Asia-Europe shipper Metro Sourcing International gathered at JOC’s Container Trade Europe conference in Hamburg to thrash out a problem that has dogged the giant hub ports for years.
19 Sep 2018
“Unfortunately, a no-deal scenario is still quite possible,” according to European Council President Donald Tusk. “But if we act responsibly, we can avoid a catastrophe.”
21 Aug 2018
Along with trade tensions and the non-finalized new trade rules between the United States and the European Union, trade stakeholders are concerned about the condition of Turkey’s economy, a further deterioration of which would substantially hurt regional trade.
06 Aug 2018
The water level of the Upper Rhine is getting close to a critical point and barge operators are being forced to suspend their operations or only use one-third of their capacity, according to Hapag-Lloyd.
02 Aug 2018
The new loop with calls at Antwerp, Dunkirk, Teesport, and Grangemouth will start with weekly sailings every Wednesday (Antwerp) and Thursday (Dunkirk) on Aug 15.
31 Jul 2018
The leading container ports still call the shots — thanks to the schedules of the three powerful alliances — but rival smaller ports are adding business and in the process are giving shippers options to northern and southern Europe.
30 Jul 2018
At mid-2018, nearly every segment of Europe’s supply chain is straining to keep pace with strong container shipping volume growth — particularly barge and inland haulage. The good news is Europe’s impressive trade growth story continues — a welcomed economic rejuvenation.
26 Jul 2018
It is another bad news, good news statistic for Antwerp and Rotterdam. The bad: an intermodal operator has warned that barge congestion is already causing delays of up to 36 hours at Antwerp and 72 hours at Rotterdam. The good: container volume growth continues to shine.
16 Jul 2018
Asia-Europe shippers are looking more at southern European ports as intermodal bottlenecks slow container delivery through some of the big North Europe gateways.
12 Jul 2018
After a mixed performance in 2017, Europe’s top breakbulk ports face a complicated 2018, despite above-trend European GDP growth, due to the threat posed by tariffs and the reinstatement of sanctions against Iran.
11 Jun 2018
A pilot project in Rotterdam will give shippers and forwarders greater visibility of containers and allow them to better plan box transport.
04 May 2018
The stronger European economy with its rising container volumes and next-generation technology has exposed a weakness in the continent’s supply chain — and it’s one that will likely require the input of all stakeholders to eliminate.
19 Apr 2018
Antwerp wants the barge congestion afflicting the port to be resolved soon and has put in place measures to address the long-running problem.
15 Feb 2018
Rotterdam and Antwerp grew their container volume in 2017, with strong increases in volume recorded in the second half.
20 Dec 2017
Lengthy delays in moving containers out of Antwerp could be cut down if the port’s investment in new rail services, more efficient barge operations, and a truck managing platform are successful.
19 Dec 2017
The delays are all-the-more glaring given the end of the peak season.
23 Oct 2017
Solid container growth at the Port of Antwerp was not enough to close the gap on rival Rotterdam that has managed to boost its transshipment business.
20 Aug 2017
The port of Rotterdam has consolidated its position as Europe's leading container port after several years of sluggish growth.
14 Aug 2017
The huge container ship that ran aground while leaving the Port of Antwerp, obstructing access to Europe's second busiest port, has been refloated.
27 Jul 2017
The EU’s executive said it is also assessing tax breaks for other ports in the 28-nation bloc.
18 Jul 2017
Total throughput increased 2.8 percent to 111.4 million metric tons.
11 Jul 2017
A leading European barge operator is imposing a congestion surcharge in Antwerp and Rotterdam.
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