Europe's biggest port short on labour – 8,000 positions vacant
The Port of Rotterdam, the largest in Europe, will be under pressure for the next few years due to factors including high demand and an increasing lack of labour. 8,000 positions are unfilled, says CEO Allard Castelein to ShippingWatch.
The boom in the container market has entailed significant congestion at the world’s major ports, including Europe’s largest commercial port in Rotterdam, which is increasingly affected by labour shortages while the port is growing.
Multinational asset manager Blackrock now owns 5.67% of Borr Drilling’s shares. The equity purchase is announced the same day as Borr Drilling sells three rigs under construction to strengthen the company’s strained economy.
Demand for coal is soaring in Europe due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the new market supports dry bulk carriers, say the chief execs of Lauritzen Bulkers, Ultrabulk and Golden Ocean to ShippingWatch.
The tanker market has adjusted more rapidly than expected. Maersk Broker therefore wishes to expand business within tanker, requiring a strengthening of the organization, say top executives in an interview with ShippingWatch.
In a new study – which Maersk, Shell, Euronav and MSC Ship Management, among others, are behind – the new alternative fuels are ranked based on how dangerous they are. The industry has to be careful with one of them, in particular.