“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.”
Port of Antwerp
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.
05 Jul 2017
The recent cyber attack on the Maersk Group made existing congestion worse.
06 Jun 2017
The agreement calls for an investigation into the possibility of establishing a rail connection between the two ports.
18 Apr 2017
Overall throughput increased 1.5 percent.
13 Mar 2017
The port of Antwerp has gained a new rail service to Germany.
17 Jan 2017
The increase consolidates Antwerp’s position as Europe’s second-largest container hub.
15 Jan 2017
Europe's second-largest container hub, the port of Antwerp, saw above-average market growth in 2016, narrowing the gap with leader Rotterdam and pulling further ahead of third-ranked Hamburg, a trend that looks as if it will continue this year.
09 Jan 2017
The new alliances are likely to have only a limited effect on productivity and the number of services available to shippers at North Europe ports.
28 Dec 2016
The Port of Antwerp handled 10 million 20-foot-equivalent units for the first time in 2016, extending a growth trend that will further boost its market share in the highly competitive Le Havre-Hamburg port range.
21 Oct 2016
Antwerp’s container volume grew in the first nine months of 2016, keeping the Belgian port on course to post another record year and cement its position as Europe’s second-largest container hub.