2020 was quite a special year for the Harbour Master’s Division of the Port of Rotterdam Authority. COVID-19 was a dominant factor in the port as well.
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The SC Connector arrived at Matrans Rotterdam Terminal in Eemhaven on Tuesday, 12 January, at 7:00 a.m. Last year, this vessel from shipping company Sea-Cargo was converted into a modern sailing ship.
Rotterdam-based company DisinfectYour.com has launched a new service to help vessel owners and crew respond to COVID-19 outbreaks.
The Mardi Gras is coming to Rotterdam to bunker. The arrival of the ship means the perfect ending of 2020 as the year of LNG at the port of Rotterdam.
With immediate effect, ferries coming to the Netherlands from the United Kingdom are no longer allowed to carry passengers. The ferries are still permitted access to the ports of Rotterdam and IJmuiden with trucks and drivers.
On Friday, 11 December, the Marie Maersk departed from APMT 2 in Rotterdam Amaliahaven with a record draught of 17.4 metres.
Total’s bunker vessel Gas Agility started bunkering the container ship Jacques Saade with 18,000 m³ of LNG (liquefied natural gas). The operation took around 16 hours to complete.
The port of Rotterdam handled a total of 103.4 million tonnes of freight in the third quarter of 2020. Total throughput over the first nine months of the year stands at 322.3 million tonnes.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Port of Amsterdam, North Sea Port Netherlands, Drechtsteden, the Port of Antwerp and De Vlaamse Waterweg intend to set up a single shore-based power system for inland shipping and the river cruise industry.