New chief for port of Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has appointed Boudewijn Siemons as its new chief executive. He succeeds Allard Castelein, who took leave of the Port Authority last summer, since when Siemons has served as interim chief executive. The executive board of the port authority now consists of Boudewijn Siemons (CEO and interim chief operating officer) and Vivienne de Leeuw (chief finance officer). The search for a new COO has begun. [+]

Rotterdam launches closed loop for containers

The Port of Rotterdam officially commissioned the Container Exchange Route (CER) on the Maasvlakte was officially commissioned on 28 November. The 17-kilometre-long closed road network currently links the container terminals of Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG), the Delta terminal of Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam, QTerminals Kramer Rotterdam and the State Inspection ... [+]

Rotterdam traffic falls away

Throughput at the port of Rotterdam was 6% less In the first nine months of 2023, at 329.9 million tonnes compared to 351.0 million tonnes in the same period in 2022. The decline was mainly due to a decline in containers and coal. Throughput of iron ore and scrap, agricultural ... [+]

Green light for bigger Rotterdam berth

Port of Rotterdam Authority and Rotterdam World Gateway has announced a plan to expand the Prinses Amaliahaven on the Maasvlakte. The scheme will add about 45 hectares to the existing 100ha and 920 metres of quay wall and will increase RWG’s capacity by 1.8 million TEU in phases, with the first ... [+]

Rotterdam boxes reduce

The Port of Rotterdam handled 1.5% less freight In the first quarter of 2023, than in the same period last year. In total, 111.7 million tonnes were handled compared with 113.4m tonnes in the same period in 2022. The fall was mainly concentrated in the container and breakbulk segments. Throughput ... [+]

Tonnage standstill masks big changes in Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam freight volume in the first nine months of 2022 was almost the same as last year at 351 million tonnes (+0.3%) but container traffic decreased, especially as a result of the loss of trade with Russia. Considerably higher volumes of coal and LNG were also imported as ... [+]

Rotterdam reaches pre-pandemic throughput

The port of Rotterdam says its throughput in 2021 matched the pre-pandemic level of 2019. Almost all goods types were up last year; one of the sharpest rises being in containers, which reached a record 15.3 million teu. Total throughpuyt at the port, across all container and bulk segments was up ... [+]

We’ve cleared the backlog, says Rotterdam

The port of Rotterdam said on 7 May that it had process almost all the vessels caught up in the Suez Canal after the grounding of the Ever Given on 23 March. The port authority said that 54 vessels had now been processed, with two ongoing, three cancelled, one is ... [+]

New COO for Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam Authority has appointed Boudewijn Siemons as chief operating officer and joins the executive board. Until recently, he was president of Royal Vopak’s Americas division. and succeeds Ronald Paul at the port authority. [+]

Tenders invited for Rotterdam rail route

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is to publish a request for tenders to operate an internal rail system between its container terminals, using a purpose-built line. The successful company would both supply hybrid traction and operate the actual transport. [+]

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