The growth in the Rotterdam container sector during the first quarter of 2017 (8.8% by volume (TEU), 10.8% by weight) was striking. Activity at the new terminals on Maasvlakte 2 is improving all the time, and shipping companies have brought back to Rotterdam substantial quantities of cargo that had been moved elsewhere in late 2015 and early 2016. The forming of alliances and scaling up appear to be working out well for Rotterdam. Is this really the case, though?
What will be the impact of container alliances on the port of Rotterdam?
Dimitri van Eekelen, Container Lines Business Manager in charge of relations with container shipping companies, explains everything in this webinar.