14 August 14

Rotterdam takes measures to prevent delays

The Port of Rotterdam is taking measures to eliminate congestion at the ECT Delta and Euromax terminals, where inland waterway and feeder vessels have been experiencing delays.
With recent improvements at the terminals not having the desired effect, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has taken the initiative by developing a series of solutions to the problem.
In a statement, the Port Authority said that it had become clear that all parties involved wanted to cooperate in order to improve the situation. Three potential measures have been identified:

The three measures are primarily focused on handling inland shipping traffic, with the expectation that this will subsequently free up quay and labour capacity in favour of sea-going vessels.
A key cause of the congestion is due to the arrival of large intercontinental container ships outside scheduled/planned times.

Source: www.container-mag.com