26 September, 2022: Europe’s overstretched supply chains are experiencing a double whammy of disruptions as transport unions in Felixstowe and now in Liverpool prepare for labour strikes later this month in response to soaring inflation.

26 September, 2022: The European Commission has announced that the Netherlands and 12 other EU member states have together invested €5.2 billion in 35 public-private projects to develop green hydrogen production from electrolysis and build the infrastructure to do so.

26 September, 2022: On the expansion of the APM Terminal (APMT) in the Amaliahaven on the Maasvlakte, the final decision has been postponed until the end of the year, thanks in part to rising material costs.
The group had planned to complete the doubling of the APMT2 terminal by the middle of this year, but a sharp rise in steel and contractor prices, among others, meant that a final decision could not be made now.

26 September, 2022: The toll that ships have to pay to use the Suez Canal is being increased by 15 per cent by Egypt. Due to inflation, the Suez Canal is facing higher costs, which is why the canal operator has decided to increase tolls.

19 September, 2022
At the port of Liverpool, dock workers have rejected their employer’s latest wage offer, leading to a strike looming. This strike is likely to last from 19 September to 3 October.

19 September, 2022
From October 1, berths for inland vessels in the center of Rotterdam will disappear. The port authority will transfer the management of the quay walls and slipways to the municipality.

19 September, 2022
De rederij MSC gaat de vaarroutes langs de zuidkust van Sri Lanka wijzigen. In dit gebied komt de blauwe vinvis regelmatig voor, een ernstig bedreigde walvissensoort.

19 September, 2022
During the Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine technology exhibition, better known as the SMM, it became clear that both MSC and Maersk are in the process of implementing an anti-roll system on their ships.

12 September, 2022
The National Day of the People’s Republic of China, is celebrated annually on 1 October to commemorate the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The Chinese enjoy a 7-day holiday from 1 to 7 October, known as Golden Week.

12 September, 2022
The ports of Shanghai, Ningbo and Busan have been forced to close by typhoon Hinnamnor.
This will further disrupt shipping schedules in Asia.