Europe’s two largest container port hubs have reported declining throughput in the first nine months of the year as a series of factors stacks up to put the brakes on demand.
18 Oct 2022
A proposal to significantly reduce annual flights at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is rattling air cargo operators at the airport.
14 Oct 2022
Market conditions may be normalizing for carriers as rates and demand drop closer to 2019 levels, but shippers in Europe continue to battle disruption in their import cargo flows.
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.
05 Aug 2022
Falling water levels on the Rhine are a seasonal problem, but this summer a European heatwave and low rainfall has left parts of the river virtually impassable.
02 Aug 2022
The port authorities of Rotterdam and Singapore want a new green corridor between the hubs to attract the investment and pilot projects crucial to developing a fossil fuel alternative for shipping.
22 Jul 2022
Declining volumes, the Russia–Ukraine war, and a deteriorating economic outlook have left Europe’s busiest container port with a bleak outlook for the year.
21 Jul 2022
Lengthy delays at congested North European transshipment hubs will be avoided by a new direct service that has launched between China and Scotland.
10 Jun 2022
Already congested ports in North Europe are bracing for a spike in volume this summer following the lifting of COVID-19 lockdowns in China, but deteriorating economic conditions in Europe could cause demand to drop in the fourth quarter.
11 May 2022
Rotterdam believes the gradual reopening of factories in China’s locked-down manufacturing areas will release slow and steady volumes into the ocean supply chain rather than unleashing a huge wave of cargo.
10 May 2022
A Port of Rotterdam initiative has identified a way to make green hydrogen available at scale for European industry and inland transport providers in a move designed to help meet regional zero-carbon targets.
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