Inland shipping joins forces in Amsterdam-Utrecht-Rotterdam corridor

Inland shipping joins forces in Amsterdam-Utrecht-Rotterdam corridor

TMA Logistics, CTU and VCL join forces to establish the North West Central Corridor. This cargo consolidation will result in a more reliable barge product, more sustainable transport and fewer handling delays at the …
Feb 19, 2019 /  Curious
Continuing container growth pushes throughput at port of Rotterdam to a new high

Continuing container growth pushes throughput at port of Rotterdam to a new high

At 469.0 million tonnes, the port of Rotterdam’s total throughput volume ended up slightly higher in 2018 than in 2017, which was itself a record year (467.4 million tonnes). Container transhipment was the engine …
Feb 14, 2019 /  Curious
Maiden call for Ever Gifted at Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam

Maiden call for Ever Gifted at Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam

Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT) welcomes the EVER Gifted from container shipping line Evergreen on her maiden call. The vessel, with a capacity of around 20,000 TEU, makes its first roundtrip from Asia. Rotterdam is …
Jan 21, 2019 /  Vessels
Hopper Dredger Ecodelta Christened in Rotterdam

Hopper Dredger Ecodelta Christened in Rotterdam

Van der Kamp’s new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Ecodelta was christened last Friday (January 11) in Rotterdam. According to the Port of Rotterdam, this is one of the few LNG powered trailing suction …
Jan 14, 2019 /  Vessels
Port of Rotterdam Authority makes greener sea-going shipping more accessible

Port of Rotterdam Authority makes greener sea-going shipping more accessible

From the start of 2019, the Port of Rotterdam Authority will widen and facilitate the Green Award discount for sea-going shipping. The discount will encourage safe and green shipping in the liquid bulk segment. From 2019 …
Dec 21, 2018 /  Curious
Containerships increases it’s LNG-fuelled truck capacity in the port of Rotterdam

Containerships increases it’s LNG-fuelled truck capacity in the port of Rotterdam

Containerships have signed a collaboration agreement with the Dutch trucking company Don Trucking in order to increase the amount of LNG-fuelled trucks in the region. The partnership guarantees trucking capacity of 15 …
Nov 27, 2018 /  Curious
Costa Crociere’ new flagship Costa Smeralda to call on Cruiseport Rotterdam

Costa Crociere’ new flagship Costa Smeralda to call on Cruiseport Rotterdam

On 22 October 2019, the Costa Smeralda (see also CruiseMapper) will be docking at Cruiseport Rotterdam. The Smeralda is actually the second cruise ship in the world, after AIDAnova, to power its engines with LNG …
Nov 16, 2018 /  Cruise
Five Leading Port Groups Promote Sustainability through Mass-Recycling Initiative

Five Leading Port Groups Promote Sustainability through Mass-Recycling Initiative

Five of the world’s leading container port operators have jointly undertaken a week-long initiative to promote sustainable resource usage in their respective port and facility networks. During the fifth annual Go …
Nov 2, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Rotterdam quarterly figures: containers segment continues to grow; decrease in bulk throughput

Port of Rotterdam quarterly figures: containers segment continues to grow; decrease in bulk throughput

In the first three quarters of 2018, total throughput in the port of Rotterdam was 0.4% lower than in the same period the previous year. Container volumes continued to grow at a markedly higher pace than the first nine …
Oct 31, 2018 /  Curious
24 Damen stock vessels arrived from China in the Port of Rotterdam via Arctic route

24 Damen stock vessels arrived from China in the Port of Rotterdam via Arctic route

The MV Tasmanic Winter finished its voyage from China to Rotterdam with 24 new vessels onboard built at Damen yards in Changde and Yichang. In line with its standard practice, Damen is transporting these in batches to …
Oct 29, 2018 /  Vessels