Port of Rotterdam

New rail service to connect Port of Rotterdam with German hinterland

French shipping and logistics firm CMA CGM Group announced the introduction of Rhine Valley Rail, a new rail service connecting the Port of Rotterdam with the German hinterland. The new service will officially start with its first train departure in Dortmund on October 18th.

EU’s biggest hydrogen plant to be constructed in Rotterdam

In the three years following, Europe’s biggest green hydrogen plant preparations will take place in the Port of Rotterdam, as hydrogen will lead the energy transition system. Water is the only residual product of hydrogen; Yet, up to now hydrogen can be maintained by converting natural gas at high temperatures which led to CO2 release, as well. 

Ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp urge EU to focus on ports economic significance

The energy transition and digitisation are the two strategic challenges facing large industrial ports. In addition, the EU can offer port authorities and industrial clusters significant incentives to achieve the transition toward the CO2-neutral ports of the future. For this reason, Antwerp and Rotterdam Port Authorities will organise a joint event for European policy makers, with contributions from experts from the world of science, industry and logistics.

Project eyes sustainable heat using sources from Port of Rotterdam

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy is moving forward with a project aimed to deliver sustainable heat to households in and around The Hague and the greenhouse horticulture sector in the Westland region, by using residual heat from sources in the Port of Rotterdam. 

Panama Canal partners with Port of Rotterdam in support of global trade

The Panama Canal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Port of Rotterdam on promoting international trade between EU and the West Coast of South Africa. Both parties will be able to exchange expertise and knowledge on their technological capabilities, aiming at implementing digital tools and applications to enhance transport efficiency and cost reduction.

Rotterdam presents five selected for shore-based power project

The municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launched a pilot project which focuses on a variety of mobile shore-based power solutions for sea-going vessels and announced that five commercial parties are selected for the project; ENGIE Ventures & Integrated Solutions BV; PON Power & its subsidiaries; Aggreko Benelux; Mobiele Stroom BV and JP Energy Systems.

Port of Rotterdam realizes major safety exercise

The Port of Rotterdam held a major crisis exercise on the Nieuwe Maas river, near the Willemskade, where Emergency services, the Harbor Master Division and other authorities copied a scenario of a collision between a chemical tanker and a party ship.

Maersk, Koole Terminals to produce IMO 2020 compliant fuel in Rotterdam

Maersk Oil Trading and Dutch storage company Koole Terminals announced the signing of an agreement to produce IMO 2020-compliant bunker fuel. The production will take place at the Petrochemical Industrial Distillation (PID) unit, located at Koole’s Botlek site in the Port of Rotterdam.

Rotterdam to welcome the world’s largest container ship

The world’s largest container ship, ‘MSC Gülsün’, is expected to call the Port of Rotterdam on 3 September. Between 2 and 3 p.m., the ship will be calling on the APMT2 terminal at Maasvlakte 2. The MSC Gülsün arrived in Europe on 21 August, after completing its landmark maiden voyage from the north of China.


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