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‚Äôs 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...]

Zero Carbon at Sea? Rotterdam Port Eyes a Greener Future

By Isabelle Gerretsen ROTTERDAM, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Rotterdam, ships from around the world cruise in and out of Europe's busiest port, a bustling industrial hub that employs almost 200,000 people and produces 20 percent of the Netherlands' climate-changing gases. As Rotterdam tries to cut its emissions - in line with global goals to curb global warming … [Read more...]

The Port of Rotterdam Authority Testing Autonomous Navigation in Port

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a partnership agreement with an artificial intelligence software startup to help develop autonomous navigation within the port. The Port of Rotterdam Authority says it has is not a question of if, but when autonomous navigation will be introduced. So in order to prepare for this shift, it has converted a patrol vessel into a … [Read more...]