An underwater robot started burying sea cables 5.5 meters deep at the Port of Rotterdam, in order to connect wind farms at sea.
Port of Rotterdam
The Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Municipality of Rotterdam and RET have made agreements regarding limited openings at Erasmus Bridge for tall vessels (with an air draught of over 12.5 m +NAP) during repairs on the bridge.
Combining data from various sources allows shippers who import goods through the port of Rotterdam to visualise the supply chain more clearly. A pilot project of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is now a fully-fledged application called Cargo Tracker.
The Dutch Artificial Intelligence Coalition (NL AIC) launched a dedicated working group for the Netherlands’ Port and Maritime sector to boost digitalization and improve operations.
Port of Rotterdam along with Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT) joined their forces in order to deepen the Amazonehaven basin at the ECT Delta Terminal.
The ECT Delta Terminal receives some of the largest container ships in the world. To ensure that in terms of nautical accessibility, a 500-metre stretch of the Amazonehaven port basin at Maasvlakte will be deepened from 16.65 metres to 17.45 metres.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority along with a small delegation of officials from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travelled to Beirut to determing how the Netherlands can support Lebanon.
French shipping major CMA CGM, technology giant Microsoft, Japanese player NYK Line and the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, are among the 11 new members to have joined The Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led coalition working to enable the global energy transition through hydrogen.
Despite the COVID-19 major impacts on the economy, Port of Rotterdam managed to be fully operational amid the pandemic and achieved throughput of 218.9 million tonnes in the first six months of 2020.
On 16 July, the EU announced that it was backing the construction of the Theemsweg route to the tune of almost €9 million in additional funding. The money comes from a European programme aiming to establish a single cross-border network for land, water and air transport within the EU.
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