Port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam

31 Aug 2022
A joint venture in Rotterdam between two of Europe’s largest terminal operators will dramatically expand the port’s container handling capability.
21 Mar 2016
Dutch ports, led by Rotterdam, are to appeal an EU ruling that they must pay corporation tax from next year.
09 Mar 2016
Rotterdam has unveiled a 275 million euro ($302 million) project to re-route 2.5 miles of rail freight track away from a bridge in the port so that shipping and rail traffic “will cease to get in each other’s way.”
08 Mar 2016
The Rotterdam Port Authority’s profit declined last year even as traffic at Europe’s largest port hit an all-time high.
04 Feb 2016
Rotterdam’s pioneering automated container terminals face tough challenges as they strive to hit ambitious productivity targets in their first full year of operations with the rest of the European waterfront looking on.
18 Jan 2016
Antwerp’s container traffic increased 7.5 percent year-over-year in 2015 to reach an all-time high and narrow the gap with its main rival Rotterdam, which saw volume shrink over the past 12 months.
15 Jan 2016
Rotterdam’s container volume shrank by 0.5 percent year-over-year in 2015 but total throughput reached a record on a sharp rise in crude oil shipments.
07 Jan 2016
Rotterdam’s container cranes will come to a halt this afternoon as dockworkers walk off the job for 24 hours to protest possible job losses at the port’s new highly automated terminals.
05 Jan 2016
The port of Rotterdam is bracing for several 24-hour strikes in the next two months as dockworkers protest potential job losses at its new automated container terminals.
04 Jan 2016
North Europe’s stagnant economy is expected to produce a decline in container volume at the region’s ports during the first half of 2016, Hackett Associates and the Hamburg-based Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics said.
04 Jan 2016
The port of Antwerp has called for its main rival Rotterdam to join forces to confront the challenge of China’s growing investment in southern Europe ports that could lure container traffic from the Le Havre-Hamburg range.
21 Dec 2015
Rotterdam dockworkers have voted to strike in the New Year to protest potential job losses at the port’s new highly automated container terminals.
26 Nov 2015
Rotterdam dock workers are planning a series of 24-hour strikes over the next two months to protest possible lay-offs at the port’s newest container terminals.
16 Nov 2015
Hamburg and Bremerhaven continue to lose business within the North European range to their western competitors Rotterdam and Antwerp.
10 Nov 2015
The port of Rotterdam has increased the discount for containers that are transshipped to other European ports and has extended the discount for feeder containers.
30 Oct 2015
The port of Rotterdam has established a strategic partnership with the Bank of China focused mainly on Beijing’s “Belt and Road” strategy to boost trade links with Europe.
15 Oct 2015
Rotterdam’s container volume increased just 1 percent in the first nine months of the year due to lower Chinese exports, the deteriorating Russian economy and slowing growth in emerging economies such as Brazil.
06 Oct 2015
The oldest container terminal in Rotterdam, ECT City Terminal, has closed after nearly fifty years, because it can’t handle the ever-larger vessels calling at Europe’s top container port.
24 Sep 2015
The spot rate for shipping a container from New York to Rotterdam fell slightly for the week ending Sept. 25, but continued to hold relatively steady after a nearly 31 percent drop in late August, according to the World Container Index.
29 Jul 2015
While politicians wrangle over the Greek debt crisis and economists speculate on the lasting impact to the European and global economy, a decision on who controls a container quay miles away from Athens could reshape European supply chains.
27 Jul 2015
The operators of the first containerized rail train from China to the Port of Rotterdam will be followed by others in August and September, another sign of growing Asia-Europe rail momentum.
20 Jul 2015
The battle for market share between Europe’s top two container ports is intensifying with second-ranked Antwerp’s traffic growing more than two and half-times faster than Rotterdam’s in the first half of the year.
16 Jun 2015
The Port of Rotterdam continues to position itself as a pre-eminent European port of call for mega-ships with the arrival of three new cranes at the ECT Delta Terminal at Maasvlakte.
02 May 2015
APM Terminals in Rotterdam officially opened the container terminal of the future on April 24 with the aggressive prediction that Maasvlakte II will improve vessel productivity by 40 percent.
01 May 2015
Europe's largest inland port to grow as ultra-large container ships arrive at north European ports.
23 Apr 2015
APM Terminals, the Maersk group’s port operating arm, will officially open the world’s first fully automated container terminal in Rotterdam Friday.
19 Apr 2015
Throughput jumped 7.2 percent year-over-year at the port of Rotterdam in the first quarter, driven in part by strong container traffic at Europe's largest port.
27 Mar 2015
A leading European barge operator will levy a congestion surcharge on containers shipped to and from Rotterdam next week.
20 Mar 2015
German barge operator Contargo doubled down on its warning that it will impose surcharges because of congestion at the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, saying it would decide whether to levy higher fees next week at the latest.
container barge at the Port of Antwerp
13 Mar 2015
Rotterdam and Antwerp risk a return to the congestion that blighted the leading European container ports in 2014 after a major barge operator warned it might levy a surcharge in response to “serious “bottlenecks.
Rotterdam APM Terminal
05 Mar 2015
05 Mar 2015
The port of Rotterdam Authority’s revenue rose in 2014 on increased activity in Europe’s largest container hub, but profits were reduced by higher interest charges linked to record investments in new facilities.
11 Feb 2015
Rotterdam claims it is the first European port to handle over 3 million TEUs of traffic to and from China and is set to extend its lead over second ranked Hamburg in 2015.
28 Jan 2015
Antwerp posted a 4.7 percent increase in container traffic in 2014, trailing a 5.7 percent rise at close rival Rotterdam but reversing a 0.7 percent decline in 2013.
20 Jan 2015
The International Transport Workers' Federation has stepped up its protest of automation at the new Rotterdam World Gateway container terminal, and called for “all parties” to discuss RWG’s labor arrangements.
Port of Rotterdam container port
19 Jan 2015
Container traffic jumped 5.8 percent in 2014 at the port of Rotterdam, putting it on track to post one of the highest increases in the fiercely competitive Le Havre-Hamburg port range after years of the port trailing its rivals.