Rotterdam: Fear For Hard Brexit Created An Increase Of Ferry Freight

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In the first quarter of 2019, 5.1% more freight passed through the Port of Rotterdam than in the same period last year.

The total throughput in the breakbulk segment (Roll-on/Roll-off and other cargo) increased by 9.2% to 7.9 million tonnes. Ro-Ro traffic increased by 10.7% to 6.4 million tonnes.

Volumes increased particularly significantly in March, with the stockpiling of supplies in connection with a possible hard Brexit.


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ESPO Conference 2018 in Rotterdam

“Investing in the port of tomorrow”: What are the main drivers for ports to invest? How to match long investment processes with the rapidly changing supply chain needs? Etc..
These are the main issues to be discussed during this two-day conference. The event will take place on 31 May and 1 June 2018 in the Onderzeebootloods in Rotterdam.


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Rotterdam teams with IBM to build a connected, smart port of the future

Port of Rotterdam and IBM are going to collaborate on a digitisation initiative to transform the port’s operational environment using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to benefit the port and its users.
The initiative will also prepare the Port of Rotterdam’s entire 42km site to host connected ships in the future.
It begins with the development of a centralised dashboard application that will collect and process real-time water (hydro), weather (meteo) sensor data and communications data, analysed through the IBM IoT platform.
This will enable a new wave of safer and more efficient traffic management at the port