It will be a number of weeks before the clean-up at the Port of Rotterdam is complete, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has indicated after more than 200 tonnes of heavy fuel oil was released into its waters when a chemical tanker collided with a jetty.
The ports of Rotterdam and Hamburg have started undertaking “unprecedented levels of collaboration”, the two facilities revealed at TOC Europe 2018.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has launched the first version of a digital application which, it claims, will allow vessels calling at the port to reduce their waiting time by an average of 20%.
Rotterdam’s marine transport contributes 21.5m tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions each year.
Infrastructure construction for the Container Exchange Route (CER) has begun at the Port of Rotterdam in a bid to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is planning for a natural decline in coal and expects it to be replaced by sustainable energy and new markets.
The Netherlands' Port of Rotterdam recorded mixed results for 2017, witnessing growth in areas including total cargo throughput, turnover and investments by its port authority while also seeing a fall in net profit and certain cargo volumes.
Robotic hull-cleaning technology able to fully autonomously function without operational downtime will be the future according to one company.
Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will be used at the Port of Rotterdam to increase operational efficiency and handle automation.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is exploring opportunities with Nederlandse Gasunie (Gasunie) and Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN) to achieve a basic infrastructure to capture and transport carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Port of Rotterdam area.
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Establishing international standards for nautical port information will enable logistics chain efficiency, the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA) has said.
Ship hull cleaning firm Fleet Cleaner has successfully cleaned the hull of Spliethoff’s Fagelgracht while the ship was berthed in the Port of Rotterdam, the company said.
“Visionaries will sketch the future,” Garmt Nieuwsma of the World Port Hackathon organisation recently stated. And now we have a date for that event – September 1, 2017.
Southern European ports handled more container volume from 2007-16 than any other region.
Following the start of an investigation into price fixing at Netherlands and Belgium ports, Port of Rotterdam said regulatory action of this kind is "a task for the ACM."
International operator APM Terminals has been hit by a cross-border cyber attack which has sent IT systems down across multiple terminals and business units.
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