Bottleneck forces Hapag-Lloyd to skip Port of Rotterdam

At the Port of Rotterdam, traffic pressure is currently so intense that Hapag-Lloyd is forced to reroute container ships on one of the company's long Northern Europe-Asia routes in order to skip Europe's largest container port for seven weeks. Updated.

Europe's largest container port, Rotterdam. | Photo: PR / Kees Torn

The globally overheated container market has a way of generating new problems for supply chains.

The bottlenecks in Port of Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, are now so big that Hapaq-Lloyd is forced to reroute container vessels to skip the port for a period of seven weeks, the company informs to freight customers in an update.

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