Trucks equipped with connected technology will trial convoy driving at the Port of Rotterdam this month in a bid to make the logistics sector more efficient, safe and sustainable.
Trade spats may disrupt steel and aluminium flows, but there’s still plenty of positivity around other breakbulk cargoes. John Bensalhia reports.
COMMENT: Every year, by the end of summer time, clear themes have emerged in the maritime business, writes Barry Parker.
The port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam will collaborate on multiple projects that address the issue of climate change.
Businesses trading with the UK have not prepared for Brexit sufficiently, but the repercussions of a hard Brexit could result in a loss of 30-45% British-Dutch trade with added customs and tariff aggravators, the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s external affairs manager has said.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has received the green light from the Netherlands’ Ministry of Finance and the municipality of Rotterdam for work with Brazil’s Port of Pecém.
Ports could take centre stage in creating successful carbon capture and storage projects. Felicity Landon reports.
Reporting on sustainability can help organisations work towards better practice. Michele Witthaus looks at trends in this type of disclosure by ports.
After the recent oil spill disaster involving the Bow Jubail in the Port of Rotterdam, one piece of technology was instrumental in helping the authorities clean ship’s hulls which were fouled by heavy fuel oil.
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.
Rotterdam Port Authority’s president and chief executive has warned of vehicle backlogs and a need for hundreds of port-based customs officers following Brexit.
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.
Establishing international standards for nautical port information will enable logistics chain efficiency, the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA) has said.
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