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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
New Duisburg distripark procedures set in motion

New Duisburg distripark procedures set in motion

Duisport is setting planning permission procedures in motion for its Logport VI trimodal distripark
Progress in Rotterdam Betuwe Route bypass project

Progress in Rotterdam Betuwe Route bypass project

Rotterdam is a big step closer to accelerating traffic flow on the freight-dedicated, electrified Betuwe Route
Rotterdam seeking new type of AGV for CER

Rotterdam seeking new type of AGV for CER

Rotterdam Port Authority (HbR) has posted a request for proposals for the autonomous vehicles it wants to see deployed on the Container Exchange Route (CER) on the two Maasvlaktes
7.1M TEU Antwerp expansion plan approved

7.1M TEU Antwerp expansion plan approved

The government of the Belgian Flanders Region has taken a "final" decision in favour of a new Antwerp tidal dock on the River Scheldt’s left (west) bank
Is "One Belt, One Road" a China crisis for North Sea main ports?

Is "One Belt, One Road" a China crisis for North Sea main ports?

This year’s Rotterdam Port Debate focused on OBOR, what it may means for North Sea ports and the motives behind it
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