Monday, January 12, 2015
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Maritime News

Rotterdam’s Ship Pilots Drop in from the Chopper

It’s probably safe to say that Rotterdam ship pilot Marijn van Hoorn is not afraid of heights.  Not only does he get to pilot the vast assortment of ships that...

January 12, 2015
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Giant Pieter Schelte Arrives in Rotterdam

The world's largest ship, the Pieter Schelte, arrived in Rotterdam Thursday after an approximately 7 week voyage from the DSME shipyard in South Korea, at least 4 years under construction, and decades of planning.

January 8, 2015
Total Views: 126

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Baltic Ace Salvage Suffers Major Setback

A planned attempt to the lift the sunken Baltic Ace car carrier from the seafloor near the port of Rotterdam has been abandoned because damage to the ship is worse than originally thought, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment said Tuesday.

August 12, 2014
Total Views: 29

Friday, July 11, 2014
Engineering News

Giant ‘Pieter Schelte’ Supercat Headed for Rotterdam By Year-End

A giant catamaran-like vessel destined to become the largest vessel in the world will be completed in Rotterdam at the end of 2014, the Port of Rotterdam Authority announced Friday.

July 11, 2014
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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Maritime News

GDF SUEZ Plans LNG Bunkering Ship in Zeebrugge as Rotterdam Opens Port

The Port of Rotterdam has announced that as of 1 July, vessels can bunker LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) in the port of Rotterdam. Up to now only inland shipping could...

July 1, 2014
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
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Maritime News

Hamburg’s Container Volume Rises as HHLA Wins Traffic From Rotterdam

Hamburger Hafen & Logistik AG, which handles about three of four containers at Hamburg’s port, saw rising volume last year as feeder traffic to the Baltic Sea and Russia grew amid a shrinking northern European market.

February 6, 2014
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Monday, January 20, 2014
Maritime News

Port of Rotterdam Receives Nine Super Post Panamax Cranes from China

The Port of Rotterdam over the weekend saw the arrival of nine Super Post Panamax container cranes in three shipments from China, marking the first time ever that nine Super Post Panamax cranes have been delivered at the same time to a port by the builders.

January 20, 2014
Total Views: 14

Friday, August 16, 2013
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SPOTD: Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Arrives in Rotterdam

Amid throngs of shoreside and seagoing spectators, the world’s largest containership, MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, arrived today in Rotterdam on her maiden voyage from Asia to Europe. The vessel was...

August 16, 2013
Total Views: 18

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hanjin Hamburg Containership Strikes Female Fin Whale

The Port Of Rotterdam reports that the 102455 DWT containership Hanjin Hamburg struck a Fin whale in the Bay of Biscay on Friday. The adult female was discovered strewn across...

August 6, 2013
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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Certified LNG Tankers to Pay Lower Port Fees in Rotterdam

In a first for the industry, tankers transporting LNG will receive discounted port dues at the Port of Rotterdam. The discount of 6% will only apply to those LNG tankers...

February 20, 2013
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Port of Rotterdam and Gothenburg Form LNG Alliance

The largest port in Europe, the Port of Rotterdam, and the largest port in Scandinavia, the Port of Gothenburg, have entered a new alliance in an effort to speed up...

October 11, 2012
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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APM Terminals and Rotterdam World Gateway Plan to Operate Container Cranes by Remote Control

Remote control of cranes improves productivity and working ergonomics.  The new Maasvlakte 2 container terminals will be first in Europe to operate without a driver on board Zurich, Switzerland —...

September 25, 2012
Total Views: 29

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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APM Terminals Rotterdam Orders Cargotec Cranes for Maasvlakte II Expansion

Rotterdam, The Netherlands – APM Terminals Maasvlakte II has selected Cargotec as the quay crane supplier for the company’s future Maasvlakte II terminal in Rotterdam. The decision reflects a comprehensive bidding...

June 13, 2012
Total Views: 34

Thursday, January 6, 2011

DNV evaluates the safety of Rotterdam’s expanding CO2 hub

Oslo: Risk management studies carried out by DNV will be crucial to the safety and public acceptance of the CO2 logistics hub being developed through the Rotterdam Climate Initiative. The...

January 6, 2011
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
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Port of Rotterdam sees record cargo throughput in 2010

In 2010, cargo throughput in the port of Rotterdam rose to 430 million tonnes. This is 11.1 % more than in 2009 and 2.1% more than in the previous record...

January 4, 2011
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ship Photo of the Week – MSC Daniela in Rotterdam

This weeks Ship Photo of the Week is brought to us via (For high resolution image, CLICK HERE). In late May, the 14,000-teu MSC Daniela became the largest container...

July 22, 2009
Total Views: 3

Friday, September 19, 2008

Incredible Engineering: The Maeslant Barrier

The Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier is one of the largest moving structures on the planet.  The barrier, completed in May of 1997, was the final stage of the Delta Works,...

September 19, 2008
Total Views: 325

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Beached In Rotterdam – Zhen Hua Heavy Lift Crane Ship

Photo By Gerard Stolk Shipspotters (via Fred Fry‘s Discoverer Entry) brings us Zhen Hua 10 Stranded on Beach near Rotterdam! We detailed the sister ship Zhen Hua 5 ship in...

February 3, 2008
Total Views: 36