Rhine-Alpine News

 Rotterdam: Creating the Container Exchange Route (CER)

Screenshot from video (see link below)

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is creating the Container Exchange Route (CER). The CER (formally known as the internal track) links Maasvlakte’s container companies and allows the companies to minimise the cost of container exchanges. This improves their respective hinterland and transshipment products and strengthens Rotterdam’s competitive position as a container hub. The CER bundles container flows – meaning that trains, barges and feeder vessels no longer have to call on all terminals individually.

You can find videos about construction of the CER as well as an information brochure via this external link

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Genoa: Record container throughput

Photo (Ports of Genoa): Containers in port

An all-time monthly record teu throughput registered in June by the Ports of Genoa: container traffic peaked, a total of 241,466 teus, pointing to the recovery already announced in the second term of 2019 (a +2.9% gain on last year’s comparable period), after a sluggish start. The Port of Genoa handled 1,327,800 teus in the first six months of the year, close to the levels reached in the first half of 2018 (-1.2%), with a rise of 45,000 teus on the corresponding period of 2017 (+3.4%), a record year for the Ligurian port.

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Inner city of Cologne limits truck transit

From mid-August, truck transit in inner Cologne will be limited to fixed routes. Limitations will apply for all tucks with more than 7.5t gross weight and are intended to improve air quality.

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duisport welcomes 22 new apprentices – The port expands its training program

Photo (© krischerfotografie): duisport Chief Executive Officer Erich Staake, welcomed the apprentices at their first day at duisport

This year, duisport is training the largest group of apprentices in the company’s history. duisport Chief Executive Officer Erich Staake, who welcomed the apprentices, notes that the Port of Duisburg has been certified as an “Excellent Training Facility” for the past three years. This year, the “Welcome Days” replace the former orientation days for apprentices by ensuring communication across locations and hierarchies to facilitate the apprentices’ entry into the organization.

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