Rotterdam to spearhead green research

An international alliance of 45 companies, knowledge institutes and ports, headed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, has been awarded nearly €25 million in EU funding to execute 10 pilot and demonstration projects focusing on sustainable and smart logistics. The schemes will developrenewable fuels including green hydrogen, large electric batteries, ammonia and bio-LNG. Examples include the operation of an electric battery-powered railway locomotive that uses power from an overhead line for both ... [+]

Rotterdam records rise

Throughput at the port of Rotterdam increased by 3% in first quarter of 2021, to 115.8 million tonnes. Most of the growth was in containers (up 4.5%), biomass, coal and mineral oil products. Volumes declined in LNG (-26.8%), agribulk (-8.6%) and other liquid bulk (-2.8%). [+]

Woodland Group opens first Continental base

UK forwarder Woodland Group has opened its first warehouse in mainland Europe, a 34,649sq ft eCommerce facility in Rotterdam, Netherlands, under the name Redwood Fulfilment.It will offer clients a direct route to market in mainland Europe for Woodland Group’s B2B and B2C clients, three of which are already using the ... [+]

Better box tracking in Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam has launched a 'Boxinsider' application that allows shippers and freight forwarders to see where their containers are located at any given moment. It is much more reliable than collecting information manually from different websites but draws on status information from vessels and terminals. It can determine ... [+]

Rails to the Rhine

CMA CGM Group has launched a Rhine Valley Rail service linking the port of Rotterdam with the German hinterland. Six departures per week will run to inland hubs at Dortmund, Duisburg and Ludwigshafen, operated in cooperation with TFG with a first train departure on 18 October. In Rotterdam, the trains will ... [+]

Food Hub to feed Rotterdam export appetite

The port of Rotterdam is to set up a 60-hectare Food Hub at Calandkanaal, at the entrance to Maasvlakte. Construction on the ‘Kop van de Beer’ (Head of the Bear) site will start in July and it is envisaged that the first sites will be ready for occupation by the ... [+]

Rotterdam and partners set up Blockchain pilot

ABN AMRO bank, tech firm Samsung SDS and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are launching a container logistics blockchain pilot. The ultimate goal is for a complete, paperless integration of physical, administrative and financial streams within international distribution chains. The pilot involves the multi-modal transport of a container from a factory ... [+]

Rotterdam invests for the future

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has started construction of a £175m Container Exchange Route that will link the deepsea container terminals, empty depots, rail terminals and distribution companies at Maasvlakte. It aims to reduce transfer and improve hinterland connections. Trains, inland vessels and feeder vessels will no longer need to ... [+]

Rotterdam resumes growth

Rotterdam port’s container tonnage rose 12.3% in 2017 while total cargo throughput rose 1.3%, with the port returning to the growth trend seen before 2016. The increase in containers was offset by a fall in dry bulk of 2.6% and in wet bulk of 4.1%. Break bulk (ro ro and ... [+]

Rotterdam lab to put Blockchain under the microscope

The Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have opened a ‘BlockLab’ to develop concrete applications and solutions based on blockchain technology. It has been financed by the two partners with the support of regional development corporation InnovationQuarter. The partners say that Blockchain is one of the most crucial ... [+]

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