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Rotterdam & Antwerp Call Upon EU To Focus On Ports

The Ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp have organized an event with EU policymakers to alert the new European Commission and the European Parliament to the economic importance of ports for European trade, transport and industry. The initiative, named ‘The Added Value of Ports’ took place in Brussels on 11 September. Speakers included Henrik Hololei (European […]

Maersk Closes Gap on Lego in Brand Race

A.P. Moeller-Maersk (Maersk), the largest container shipping line in the world by market share, has become Denmark’s second most valuable brand, taking over Arla and Dankse Bank and closing the gap on first place LEGO. According to Brand Finance’s annual report on the most valuable Nordic brands, Maersk has grown by 45.2% and has a […]

WATCH: USCG Rescues Capsized Ship’s Crew

The US Coast Guard has saved the remaining four crewmembers of the Golden Ray, the capsized ship which capsized near Brunswick, Georgia, on September 9, 2019. The update means that all 24 seafarers were extracted from the hull after 20 of their colleagues were rescued.   As of yet, there is little to indicate why […]

Rotterdam And Panama Canal Strike Deal For International Trade

The Panama Canal and the Port of Rotterdam have signed a Memorandum-of-Understanding (MoU) to promote international trade between Europe and the West Coast of South America. According to a statement, the two parties will work closely to optimize operations while encouraging economic growth and the exchange of information. This will be particularly relevant o new […]

Rotterdam Prepares For Ports’ International Climate Congress

The Port of Rotterdam has confirmed that the first World Ports Climate Action Programme (WPCAP) International Climate Congress will take place in May 2019, an event that will see major global hubs come together to make operations more environmentally friendly. The eleven European and American ports affiliated with WPCAP are working on plans to reduce […]

Maersk to Develop Eco-Friendly Fuel in Rotterdam

Maersk Oil Trading, a subsidiary of A.P. Moeller-Maersk (Maersk), the largest container shipping line in the world by market share, has signed an agreement with Koole Terminals to develop an IMO 2020-compliant fuel at the Port of Rotterdam. According to a statement, the production will take place at the Petrochemical Industrial Distillation (PID) unit, located […]

WATCH: Rotterdam Welcomes Record-Breaking MSC Gülsün

The MSC Gülsün, the biggest containership in the world, has arrived at the quay of the APMT 2 terminal in the Port of Rotterdam.  The vessel is 400 meters long and 61.55 m wide and has a capacity of 23,756 TEU. It is the first of eleven vessels that have 24 containers across the deck. […]

Top 5 Ports in Northern Europe

What are the five busiest ports in Northern Europe? In an exclusive insight PTI has looked at this question and followed on from its previous reflection on the five biggest ports in the Mediterranean and compiled a list of five mega port in Northern Europe. Ports of Rotterdam, the Netherlands The port of Rotterdam, The […]

Rotterdam’s Offshore Innovation

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has reached an agreement with wind energy specialists Sif Holding n.v. regarding the lease of 20 ha of the port site and a 200-meter stretch of the deep-sea quay at Maasvlakte. Discover the Port of Rotterdam’s unique maritime solutions by visiting its AIS portal According to a statement, Sif will […]

What is a Smart Port?

A Smart Port is a port that uses automation and innovative technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain to improve its performance. Although the industry of ports and container shipping is often regarded as conservative and “resistant to change”, there are new technologies, systems and solutions emerging that will […]

Rotterdam Launches New Digital Shipping Initiative

The Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) has launched PortXchange, a new company designed to make its digital shipping app ‘Pronto’ available to ports around the world. According to a statement, the new company is set up to offer the ‘Pronto’ platform and application to ports around the world in the next few years. The establishment […]

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