17-April-2023: From 17 April 2023, it will be required to register an export document before delivering an export container to the ECT Delta and ECT Euromax terminals. If no document is registered for a container, it will not be admitted to the terminals from this date.

17-April-2023: According to French shipping data agency Alphaliner, MSC has now also surpassed competitor and 2M partner Maersk in terms of the number of reefer containers. Last year, MSC already became the world’s largest container shipping company in terms of container capacity.

17-April-2023: According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), inland waterway vessels transported a total of over 345 million tonnes of goods on Dutch inland waterways last year, representing a 3.4 per cent drop compared to the previous year.

17-April-2023: Although there is only preliminary agreement on the ‘Regulation establishing a carbon border adjustment mechanism’, the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) will almost certainly come into force from October 2023.

02-April-2023: APM Terminals is to expand its terminal at Amaliahaven on the Maasvlakte and the contract for this with the Port of Rotterdam Authority will be signed soon. The investment decision was already made internally last year, but the announcement had to wait for the final approval of the Dutch subsidiary’s works council.

02-April-2023: Cargo throughput at Schiphol fell nearly 8% last month to 109,000 tonnes, while the number of cargo flights dropped 23% to 1,333. Over the first two months of this year, the airport lost 11.8% in total cargo throughput, with the number of cargo flights falling by over 25% to 2,658.

02-April-2023: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – CILT(UK) has published its study on electrification, which shows that electrification on the UK rail network has significant potential.

02-April-2023: MSC and Maersk, working together as the 2M alliance, have decided to discontinue one of their Asia-Europe services. The service in question is called Shogun at MSC and AE1 at Maersk and connects Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian and Tanjung Pelepas with Rotterdam and Bremerhaven.