The Port of Rotterdam reported that the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir will arrive on March 21, for the first time. Sembcorp Marine, a Singaporean ship and offshore builder, completed the construction of Heerema’s Sleipnir in July 2019.
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Following UK’s exit from the European Union on 31 January 2020, Port of Rotterdam expressed its concerns about its trade relationship with the UK. Depending on the terms agreed, the free trade will bring new formalities, tariffs, quality regulations and environmental standards.
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 port of Rotterdam, welcomed the President of the Poland Republic, Mr Andrzej Duda, throughout his stay in Netherlands for the 75th remembrance of the liberation of the South of the Netherlands.
Port of Rotterdam will sign two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with India, appointed an office and also supported the establishment of a maritime university that will partner with Rotterdam’s institutions, marking the port’s joint initiatives with Indian parties.
The newly launched Rotterdam Blending and Filling boosts is the first complex on Maasvlakte to have a filling station to repackage liquid cargo supplied by tanker or tank container into smaller units, such as in drums or in increasingly popular intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) of a thousand litres.
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.
The Logistics Alliance, an association consisting of private companies, sector organisations and infrastructure managers, as the Port of Rotterdam Authority launched a programme to boost the national and international transport and storage of cargo.
German Transport Minister Volker Wissing visited the Port of Rotterdam during a three-day delegation trip to the Netherlands. Mr. Wissing and Emile Hoogsteden, Vice President of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, highlighted the importance of the Rhine Corridor and its ports for the transport of goods to Rhineland-Palatinate and Europe.
The port of Rotterdam is well connected with the globe, being boosted by its rail sector; As such, PCC Intermodal train links Rotterdam and terminals in Frankfurt Oder, Kutno, Brzeg Dolny, Gliwice, Kolbuszowa and Poznań. The latter five cities are distributed across industrial areas in Poland. Thus, from April the train increased the frequency of this connection from seven to eight times a week.
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