Month: September 2016

Rail service China-Rotterdam launched

The first rail shuttle between China and the Netherlands is a fact, states press release of the Port of Rotterdam. The Chengdu-Tilburg-Rotterdam-Express crosses Kazakhstan and Moscow and reaches its destination ‘door-to-door’ in 15 days. The service is arranged by the Chinese rail operator CDiRS and its Dutch partner, RailPortbrabant, part of the GVT Group. The […]

Appeals from shipping lines rejected by Russian court

The appeals of major shipping lines have been rejected by the Moscow Arbitration Court. The appeals concern a verdict of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service of Russia (FAS) claiming the carriers violated Russian competition law from 2012 to 2013 when setting surcharges on Russia – Far East services simultaneously and of the same amount. The process […]

Container port productivity shows no sign of improvement

The productivity at the top 30 global container ports increased by only 2% between the first half of 2014 and the same period of 2016, writes IHS Fairplay. The study carried out by CTI Consultancy is based on port call data from 74% of the world’s container fleet operators and ship tracking satellite data by […]

Russian container ports stabilize after a last year shock

The volume of containers handled by Russian ports has finally stabilized after the crisis of year 2015, when it collapsed by 26%. According to the data published by the Association of Russian sea ports, in January-August of 2016 the total container throughput has reached 2.6 mln TEU, which is just 0.7% below the last year’s […]

Container ports of Ukraine grow by 27.8%

The container throughput of Ukrainian ports have grown by 27.8% in January-August, 2016, up to 402.35 th. TEU. The biggest increase was demonstrated by import volumes, +33.2%, up to 199.61 th. TEU. Export cargo handling grew by 28.4% (180.68 th. TEU). Transit volumes dropped by 14.3% (20.63 th. TEU). Cabotage rocketed from 124 TEU in […]


International exhibition and conference on Russian ports and shipping will take place on the 4-6th of October, 2016 in St.Petersburg, Russia. The program includes the following topics: Ports’ competition, creating conditions for investments into infrastracture, organizing port special economic zones and Free ports Innovative equipment and technologies for ports Providing design and engineering for ports’ […]