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.
Port of Rotterdam
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.
The Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are working together on the joint rollout of shore-based power for sea-going vessels in Rotterdam.
Port of Rotterdam Authority is a member of the new Future Fuels Network that has been announced 6 October on the maritime conference in Singapore.
Dutch Drone Delta held a new trial during which a drone delivered a package to the inland vessel Duancis. During this operation, Duancis was moving at normal speed along the waterway near Brienenoord Island.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) – which promotes the interest of some 200 ports worldwide – has presented guidelines for the safe handling of LNG-powered vessels at port terminals.
To the north of Maasvlakte, TenneT is working on the Net op Zee Hollandse Kust (zuid) project, which will link a number of new offshore wind farms to a substation onshore.
The LNG bunkering vessel Gas Agility arrive at Holland Amerikakade near Cruiseport Rotterdam. It has moored there for its christening ceremony.
In the near future, the Netherlands will no longer allow ships to remove vapours from their holds – known as degassing – while in transit.