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07 Aug 2014
The port of Rotterdam today announced a series of measures to eliminate congestion at two large container terminals and free up quay and labor capacity for oceangoing vessels.
06 Aug 2014
The U.S. ocean container trade via European ports, including transshipments, increased 3.8 percent year-over-year to 4.6 million laden 20-foot-equivalent units in the 12 months ending March 2014, according to PIERS, the data division of JOC Group.
05 Aug 2014
Marginal changes in container imports market share show U.S. East Coast ports slowly took business away from their West Coast competition in the first half of 2014.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 2, 2014: Vancouver penalties cutting truck turn times; congestion worsens at North European ports
02 Aug 2014
Port Metro Vancouver’s penalty system for terminals is cutting truck turn times and drawing attention from other North American ports struggling with drayage challenges. And congestion seen earlier this year at Rotterdam has continued, prompting diversions and surcharges, and the congestion is spreading to other ports in the North Europe range.
29 Jul 2014
Facing growing port congestion, the Port of Hamburg is implementing a far-reaching plan to better manage truck traffic of containers moving in and out of its terminals.
28 Jul 2014
Worsening congestion at the port of Rotterdam has prompted two short sea and feeder shipping lines to impose surcharges of around $100 per container.
15 Jul 2014
The port of Antwerp’s container traffic rose around 5 percent in the second quarter of the year, more than five times the increase in the first three months...
30 Jun 2014
The major North European ports likely will face further congestion in the coming months as carrier alliances continue to have an impact on the reliability of service schedules, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
20 May 2014
The Port of Hamburg’s container traffic grew by a market-beating 8 percent in the first quarter.
14 May 2014
Resurgent cargo flows on the Far East-Europe trade boosted HHLA’s first quarter earnings, but the rise of ocean carrier alliances is among the “fundamental uncertainties” clouding the rest of the year, Hamburg’s biggest container handler cautioned.
07 May 2014
Asia-to-Europe container shippers with tight supply chains are finding that ships are increasingly arriving late versus published schedules.
28 Mar 2014
HHLA, the port of Hamburg’s largest container handler, warned the crisis in Ukraine threatens to slow its important Russian feeder traffic and impact this year’s financial performance.
07 Mar 2014
Hamburg increased container throughput by 4.4 percent in 2013, as surging Baltic traffic and a recovery on Asian services helped it to buck the downward trend across the North European port range.
06 Mar 2014
The port of Rotterdam said it’s missing out on almost one million standard containers a year because rival ports in Germany and Belgium, led by Hamburg and Antwerp, receive “unfair” financial support from their governments.
06 Feb 2014
HHLA boosted its share of ocean container traffic in the Hamburg-Le Havre range in 2013 and posted a significant growth in rail and road traffic to the European hinterland.
12 Nov 2013
North European ports are expected to see “relatively strong growth” in the first half of 2014, despite the “miserable results” forecast for 2013...
16 Aug 2013
Germany’s Port of Hamburg moved 46.5 million tons of container cargo, or 4.5 million 20-foot-equivalent units, in the first six months of 2013, up 2.1 percent year-over-year.
12 Aug 2013
HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai at Germany’s Port of Hamburg has received four new gantry cranes designed for the latest generation of mega-ships.
01 Aug 2013
North Europe’s import volume is projected to fall by 8.9 percent to 12.2 million 20-foot-equivalent units in 2013, despite a 3.9 percent increase in Europe’s overall import volume...
07 Jun 2013
The Port of Los Angeles and the Hamburg Port Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding to increase bilateral cooperation.
31 May 2013
23 May 2013
The European Union is sending a strong signal that it intends to improve service standards and efficiency at ports to spread traffic more evenly across the European waterfront and ease congestion.
16 May 2013
The Port of Hamburg handled 32.8 million tons of seaborne cargo in the first three months of 2013, putting the German port “back on a growth course,” fueled in particular by a 6.3 percent year-over-year increase in bulk cargo.
14 May 2013
Hamburg Hafen und Logistik AG’s profit jumped 13.2 percent in the first quarter, as Hamburg’s biggest stevedore increased container traffic by 5 percent on sharply higher Asian and Baltic shipments.
10 Apr 2013
Germany’s Port of Hamburg will receive a call from the first of eight 13,380 20-foot-equivalent unit newbuildings at HHLA’s Container Terminal Tollerort.
09 Apr 2013
Royal Boskalis Westminster has acquired a dredging contract from Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Cuxhaven to maintain 110 kilometers (about 68 miles) of the shipping fairway of the River Elbe in Germany...
03 Apr 2013
Hackett Associates and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics’ latest Global Port Tracker study predicted that container handling in Europe’s North Range ports will increase a “meager” 1 percent in 2013...
28 Mar 2013
Previously operated under the Liberian flag, the 7,100 20-foot-equivalent unit Santa Cruz container ship, operated by Hamburg Süd on its trade from Europe to South America’s east coast, has been entered into Luxembourg’s shipping register.
27 Mar 2013
HHLA’s net profit slumped 18.9 percent in 2012 on rising costs even as Hamburg’s biggest stevedore increased container traffic amid a slump in Asian imports and boosted its market share in the North European port range.
01 Mar 2013
Focusing on the use of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel, an “LNG Fuelled Vessels Working Group” has been established with support from the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ World Ports Climate Initiative.
25 Feb 2013
The North European edition of the Global Port Tracker predicted that total European imports will decrease by 3.2 percent to 20.2 million 20-foot-equivalent units in 2013, while exports are forecasted to rise...
25 Feb 2013
Germany’s Port of Hamburg today reported that about 675,000 20-foot-equivalent unit containers were handled between Hamburg and Russian ports in 2012, increasing 13.3 percent year-over-year.
13 Feb 2013