Port of Rotterdam

A barge travels on the Rhine River.
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.
A Unifeeder container ship.
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.
A container ship on the Mediterranean Sea.
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.
A Hapag-Lloyd ship.
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.
Antwerp port.
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.
Antwerp port.
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.
The Port of Rotterdam.
22 Jun 2018
Despite a container consolidation partnership among marine terminals, inland shipping companies, and inland centers, barge operators say there's been little improvement in reducing barge delays during peak times — something one intermodal services provider argued was due to not having enough handling capacity during peak times.
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.
Port of Antwerp.
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.
23 Apr 2018
Handling a mega-ship can draw in a large number of other modes at a gateway port, which are needed to shift the large volume of containers moving on and off the vessel.
Barges travel near the Port of Rotterdam.
18 Apr 2018
The strengthening economy, the increased volume from mega-ships, growing transhipment, and a fragmented, complex feeder network are combining to delay resolution of Rotterdam’s ongoing barge congestion problem, with the latest barge wait times ranging from 48 to 72 hours.
Containers on a ship at the Port of Rotterdam.
16 Apr 2018
There are no quick fixes to Rotterdam's inland container congestion and the port needs all parties to help find solutions.
Duisburg port.
12 Apr 2018
Rotterdam is addressing bottlenecks caused by inland waterway vessels that handle 3 million TEU a year at Europe's busiest port.
15 Feb 2018
Rotterdam and Antwerp grew their container volume in 2017, with strong increases in volume recorded in the second half.
19 Dec 2017
The delays are all-the-more glaring given the end of the peak season.
11 Dec 2017
APL was No. 13 on the trans-Atlantic trade in the first three quarters.
11 Sep 2017
The Port of Rotterdam has dangled a financial carrot before the container supply chain.
05 Sep 2017
Rail traffic between Italy and Germany is expected to rise sharply in September, which is not good news with the crucial Alpine route shut down until Oct. 7.
20 Aug 2017
The port of Rotterdam has consolidated its position as Europe's leading container port after several years of sluggish growth.
18 Aug 2017
Diversion routes in Germany are also out of service because of engineering work, threatening further delays at Europe’s top container port.
27 Jul 2017
The EU’s executive said it is also assessing tax breaks for other ports in the 28-nation bloc.
24 Jul 2017
The authority said the Netherlands is the only country whose ports have been ordered by the European Union to pay corporation tax.
20 Jul 2017
Europe’s leading ocean container hub handled 6.7 million TEU in the first six months of 2016.
11 Jul 2017
A leading European barge operator is imposing a congestion surcharge in Antwerp and Rotterdam.
07 Jul 2017
The terminal opened at midnight July 6 and worked the first vessel Thursday.
05 Jul 2017
The recent cyber attack on the Maersk Group made existing congestion worse.
30 Jun 2017
“These facilities have already restored systems and are able to gate cargo in and out.”
16 Jun 2017
The new track will also help raise rail’s share of hinterland container traffic.
09 Jun 2017
The fuel does not require any modification to vessels and emits 25 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2) than standard marine fuel.
06 Jun 2017
The digital transformation of Singapore and Rotterdam will play a crucial role in their competitiveness and both ports have launched new technology initiatives.
02 Jun 2017
The first phase is expected to open in two years.
01 Jun 2017
“Unfortunately, we do not expect any great change in the situation in the coming two weeks.”
25 May 2017
Inland barges are facing long delays at the Rotterdam World Gateway Terminal.
09 May 2017
The company, which launched in 2015 by De Boomgroep, has experienced strong growth in recent months.
13 Apr 2017
Container traffic at the port of Rotterdam grew 8.8 percent in the first three months of the year, the biggest ever quarterly increase.