Port of Rotterdam Expects Years of Rising LNG Bunker Use

By Bart Meijer ROTTERDAM, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The Port of Rotterdam on Wednesday said it expects sales of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a bunker fuel to increase in the coming years as ships are forced to switch to cleaner sources of energy. Europe's largest sea port expects throughput of LNG as a bunker fuel to increase to around 30,000 tonnes this year, up from 9,500 … [Read more...]

Port of Rotterdam Reports Record Throughput in First Six Months of 2019

The Port of Rotterdam reported throughput of 240.7 million tonnes in the first six months of 2019, a new record for Europe’s busiest port. The figure represents a 3.4 percent increase compared to the same period in 2018. The Port of Rotterdam Authority said the growth was driven by container throughput, which rose to 7.5 million TEU, a 6.4 percent increase on a TEU … [Read more...]

As U.S. Oil Grows, So Does Its Influence on Global Prices

By Alex Longley and Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) -- For a glimpse into what the global oil price might look like one day, a good place to look is the Dutch port of Rotterdam. There, at a key hub for Europe’s oil trading and refining, crude imported from the U.S. is determining the price for an aspiring benchmark for North Sea oil one-third of the time, according to … [Read more...]

CMA CGM Partners with IKEA to Test Marine Biofuel On Board Containership

The logistics arm of retail giant IKEA has teamed up with French shipping group CMA CGM and others to test the use of sustainable marine bio-fuel oil on board a modern containership. The first-its-kind-test was announced Tuesday by the GoodShipping Program, a not for profit initiative seeking to decarbonize the ocean freight industry. Participants involved include IKEA … [Read more...]

Rotterdam Port Prepares for Brexit Gridlock

AMSTERDAM, March 11 (Reuters) - Emergency overflow parking spaces for up to 700 trucks have been created near Rotterdam port, Europe's largest, in anticipation of backups caused by Britain's departure from the European Union. Authorities in the Netherlands said on Monday they expect around 400 trucks per day destined for Britain will arrive at the harbour without proper … [Read more...]