Rotterdam tonnage down but containers rise

Total throughput at the port of Rotterdam fell by 1.4% in the first quarter of 2024 compared to the same period last year, to 110.1 million tonnes compared to 111.7mt in the first quarter of 2023. The decline was mainly due to lower throughput of coal, crude oil and oil products. But container traffic increased by 3.3% , from 31.5mt to 32.5mt and by 2.0% in TEUs, to 3.3 million ... [+]

Containers and coal lead Rotterdam fall

Rotterdam’s total cargo throughput was 5.5% lower in the first half of the year at 220.7 million tonnes compared with 2022’s 233.5 million tonnes, according to the port authority’s latest report. The fall was mainly seen in containers, coal throughput and other dry bulk commodities while agribulk, iron ore and ... [+]

Rotterdam trade up, despite Russia embargo

The Port of Rotterdam said on 22 July that its total cargo throughput was 0.8% higher in the first half of the year (233.5 million tonnes) than in the same period in 2021 (231.6 million tonnes), despite the war in Ukraine. Container transport to and from Russia has come to a ... [+]

Rotterdam first past the 15 million teu mark

The transhipment of containers went through a dip due to the Covid-19 outbreak but, from autumn 2020 onwards, Rotterdam has seen a rapid recovery with 7.8% growth in the first nine months of 2021 on the back of a surge in consumer spending is booming and a recovering economy, with ... [+]

Rotterdam boxes on the rise again

The Port of Rotterdam said its container volume rose back above pre-corona level in the third quarter of the year, as part of a substantial increase in throughput including oil products, iron ore, coal and biomass. %). Containers were up 4.0% in tonnage, and 7.8% in teu. Goods throughput in the ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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