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New license to combat bunker problems in Rotterdam

The Dutch shipowners have for years been working to introduce a new licensing scheme in order to resolve the bunker problems in Rotterdam. Suppliers, meanwhile, say that shipping companies also carry some of the responsibility.

Rotterdam is concerned about reports of bunker problems

The Port of Rotterdam is considering mass flow meters as one of several measures to combat bunker problems, says a spokesperson from the port after several shipping companies told ShippingWatch that they are experiencing problems with undersupply.

Carriers frustrated by bunker problems in Rotterdam

Several shipping companies are experiencing problems when they tank fuel for their ships in Rotterdam. One company is now considering taking matters into its own hands with an unconventional proposal for its suppliers.

Port of Rotterdam will capture weather conditions in real time

With a new platform, port authorities in Rotterdam will send signals regarding weather and water conditions in real time to make freight planning easier. There is huge potential, says the port, which sees a future when sensors are used on everything from sailings to quays.

Europe's biggest port says companies not doing enough for Brexit

The Port of Rotterdam, Europe's biggest port, warns that companies are not preparing sufficiently for the ramifications of Brexit. In addition to customs clearance, businesses will face additional inspections for food, plants and live animals, as well as other paperwork and delays.

Odfjell to pay damages from Rotterdam oil spill

A price has now been set for the cleanup after the oil spill in Rotterdam in June when one of Odfjell's ships collided with the jetty in the port. The Norwegian tanker operator will pay a double-digit million euro figure.

Odfjell sells Rotterdam terminal

Norwegian Odfjell is selling its terminal in Rotterdam to a Dutch company, thereby reducing deficit at the terminal company, though the debt still stands at a double-digit million dollar figure.

Port of Rotterdam boosted by alliances

Overall cargo volumes through Europe's biggest port noted a small setback, while growth in container volumes continued to rise in the first quarter of the year.

Port of Rotterdam raises discount for green vessels

The Port of Rotterdam is looking to provide even greater discounts for green vessels, which can already save upwards of 10 percent on port tariffs. The carriers need a special "Green Award" for their vessels if they want the discount.

Port of Rotterdam wants more state support

Rotterdam's port booked a positive first half of the year with rising freight volumes. But if this development is to continue, the Dutch state must show more support, like in neighboring countries such as Germany, the port urges.

Maersk's key terminal in Rotterdam is still down

The Maersk Group's key terminal in Rotterdam, Maasvlakte II, is still down following the cyber attack on Tuesday. Containers are being rerouted to other ports in and around the Dutch hub, says Maersk Line on Twitter.

Port of Rotterdam believes in strong year for container freight

The Port of Rotterdam has experienced a notably large increase in the number of containers during the first quarter of 2017. Port authority CEO Allard Castelein believes that the new alliance constellation could lead to a strong year in container for the port.

Rotterdam handled less cargo in the first half of 2016

The Port of Rotterdam had less activity in the first six months of the year, especially in dry bulk, which according to the port's report fell by 9.9 percent. Meanwhile, the port's overall result declined to USD 106 million.

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