Following a successful collaboration for 8 years in a row, “Linked-by-Rail” project ended on 6 February. In fact, under the project’s corridor among Netherlands and Poland, the number of the rail connections between the two regions quadrupled, from 5 to around 20 departures per week.
The Busan Port Authority shake hands with Samsung SDS and inked an agreement in order to develop and operate a logistics center based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In fact, through their contract, BPA will be responsible for the logistics hub’s establishment.
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding through its Virtual Reality (VR) program gave the ability to technical students from the Royal Netherlands Navy to make virtual contact with naval vessels. For the records, the training program was commissioned on 20 February, before the signing agreement of a new supply vessel.
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, Port of Amsterdam authorities announced that they keep monitoring the situation along with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and doctors from the Municipal Health Organisation for preventive healthcare, GGD.
The Dutch Research Council has approved funding of EUR 1.1 million for a project research in the field of large scale offshore wind production by developing offshore storage and transport alternatives. This comes in line with the ambition of the Dutch government to establish 75 GW offshore wind capacity by 2050.
European Gateway Services (EGS) recently informed that the Rotterdam- Nuremberg rail shuttle has been completed and is already calling at all the deepsea terminals, in Maasvlakte (1 & 2). Specifically, EGS offers rail connection among Rotterdam and Nuremberg in the state of Bavaria and conversely, three times per week.
The Netherlands has initiated the NesecShipping Debt Fund, under which institutional investors and the Province of Groningen will offer financing for Dutch shipowners who are planning to acquire (or re-build) short-sea vessels.
Port of Rotterdam shake hands with Evides Waterbedrijf and inked a new contract to supply drinking water to the island shipping. Through their collaboration, the port will add a fourth drinking water boat to its fleet. In fact, the ship is scheduled to deliver water to the western port area.
Port of Rotterdam announced that during World Port Days 2020, “Port of Opportunities” is going to be the new theme for the public maritime event. Namely, the organization wants to show how important the freedom of the last 75 year has been for the port and the rest of the Netherlands’ development.
A new joint Port Regulation for Port of Amsterdam and Port of Rotterdam has been set into force on 6 January, 2020 according to both ports’ officials. Specifically it is the first time that the two ports in Netherlands joined forces on composing a Port Regulation.
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