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Germany facing massive overpaid truck toll claims

Germany facing massive overpaid truck toll claims

Germany faces a "tsunami" of claims as European road haulage associations mobilise their members to recover unlawfully charged German truck tolls (Maut)
CMA CGM’s fleet greening boosts Rotterdam's LNG bunkering

CMA CGM’s fleet greening boosts Rotterdam's LNG bunkering

Following maiden North Europe calls at Southampton, Dunkirk and Hamburg, CMA CGM’s new flagship CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE called at Rotterdam (11 November) on its maiden trip for container exchanges and LNG bunkering
Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals for sale

Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals for sale

Rotterdam’s only major shortsea-dedicated container terminal is up for sale. Parent company Steinweg Handelsveem has announced that it wishes to dispose of the company
Unions taste defeat in Rotterdam Dockers’ Clause shortsea/feeder ship dispute

Unions taste defeat in Rotterdam Dockers’ Clause shortsea/feeder ship dispute

A Rotterdam court has turned down trade union demands for crew lashing/securing and unlashing on shortsea and feeder ships under 170m long to be prohibited
No early end in sight for Betuwe Line bottleneck

No early end in sight for Betuwe Line bottleneck

Germany’s "fast track" planning procedure Bill will not include the "Third Track" extension of the Betuwe Line
Lashings support for unions

Lashings support for unions

Rotterdam city council has passed a motion calling on the city to pursue abolition of the Dockers’ Clause exemption for seafarers on ships under 170m long
More cold comfort for Kloosterboer

More cold comfort for Kloosterboer

Construction is due to start on Cool Port II, an automated high-bay cold store for frozen cargo at City Terminal Rotterdam, the former site of ECT’s Home Terminal in the Eemhaven basin
MSC ZOE - IMO action urged

MSC ZOE - IMO action urged

The investigation published yesterday (25 June) into the container loss by the MSC ZOE off the Dutch coast in January 2019 has brought about a number of recommendations regarding the technical side of container stowage and lashing and the routing of large container ships in the area concerned
Rotterdam tendering for autonomous/manned CER tractors

Rotterdam tendering for autonomous/manned CER tractors

The Port of Rotterdam Authority (HbR) is expected to issue today a European tender for container "transport as a service" for its Container Exchange Route (CER) on the Maasvlaktes
Port of Rotterdam to operate CER itself

Port of Rotterdam to operate CER itself

Rotterdam Port Authority (HbR) will operate the Maasvlaktes’ €175M Container Exchange Route itself, as the terminals involved have decided not to form a joint operating company
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