Filter content by area of interest
Ports & Terminals
Port AuthoritiesContainerBulkBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro/AutomotiveGTOs
Cargo Handling Equipment
STS CranesYard CranesMobile CHERo-Ro EquipmentBreakbulk EquipmentLow ThroughputBulk Handling Equipment
Shipping & Logistics
Container ShippingBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro ShippingDry Bulk ShippingLiquid cargoesLogistics
ICT
TOSPlanning & Optimisation TechnologyWiFiMobile ComputingPort Community SystemsAsset Tracking & Monitoring
Automation
Automated EquipmentGate AutomationRemote ControlProcess Automation
Multimodal
RailInland WaterwaysShortsea ShippingRoadAir-Cargo
Container Industry
Container manufactureContainer leasingRepair/StorageTradingConversion/Innovation
Refrigeration
Operations/TransportContainer leasingEquipmentM&R/Storage
Breakbulk
General cargoProject Cargo/Heavy LiftForest productsRo-Ro/AutomotiveAgribulks
Safety & Security
InsuranceHazardous cargoLashings/SecuringLegal/Regulatory
Civil Engineering
Port & terminal construction/designCivil & Consulting EngineersDredging & ReclamationMooring & FenderingLightingPaving & Surfacing
Environment
Business
InsuranceLegal/RegulatoryAppointments/PeopleMergers/Acquisitions/RestructuringFinance/Financial ResultsTrade & Professional AssociationsBusiness/Commerce Miscellaneous
 View all Topics View all Topics A-Z
More View all Topics View all Topics A-Z

You are viewing 1 of your 1 guest articles


register  or  login  for full access to online news

April container record for Rotterdam

April was the best ever month for Rotterdam container handling by tonnage - 13.6 Mt, as against 13.2 Mt handled in the previous record month, August 2018

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard
April container record for Rotterdam

The result follows a record Q1 2019 after a record whole year 2018. In unit terms, April’s 1.3M TEU was a fraction below the August 2018 result, however. The Rotterdam port authority (HbR) released these figures at the 2019 Transport & Logistics Trade Fair in Munich, being held this year from 4 to 7 June.

 

The announcement seems was a peg for the Dutch port to hang the hat of its key digital transformation selling point. Together with the announcement, a round-up was distributed of the 15 apps and other digitisation projects that the Port of Rotterdam has in place or in progress.

 

This includes the latest initiative, the ’hyper-smart’ Container 42, which contains an array of sensors and communications equipment for measuring changes in parameters like vibration, slope, position, sound, local air pollution, humidity and temperature.

The internal lane for container transport at the Maasvlaktes
The internal lane for container transport at the Maasvlaktes

The unit also has solar panels, which can be used to determine how much power a container can generate during a given journey by ship, train or truck. TLM Munich is the first stop in the first leg of this container’s two-year data-collecting mission around the world.

 

Amidst many digital (and physical) tools, the Container Exchange Route (CER) is a further boost for Rotterdam container handling. The internal lane will connect all Maasvlakte I and II container facilities.

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

You may also be interested in...

ZPMC moves in

Bunking up the logs for easy moves

Pulp facts to the fore in Montevideo

Hyster clamps up on reel handling

Sizing up the breakbulk market

Getting on the intermodal track

Related Stories

Rail-sea Silk Road via Kaliningrad

On November 11th the first block train from China arrived at Baltiysk rail ferr...

Hamburg to build apartments in working area of the port

Hamburg’s Mayor Dr Peter Tschentscher has presented plans for a new suburb in Ha...

100 up for Liebherr MHCs in Spain

Marítima del Principado SL’s new Liebherr LHM 600 in El Musel (Gijón) is the 100...

Tanger Med brings big benefits to trade

The expansion of Tanger Med in Morocco has resulted in the biggest increase in c...
Linked In
Twitter