Robotics and the human element: The future of container terminal operations on Maasvlakte II

The state-of-the-art container terminal of the future will have a high degree of automation. Such a terminal is currently being built in Rotterdam (Netherlands) on Maasvlakte II. Maasvlakte II covers an area of 2,000ha which was built into the North Sea (see Figure 1). Besides other cargo terminals and logistics operations, there are altogether three container terminals planned on that area. The first one of them, operated by APM Terminals (APMT) is scheduled to be operational by November 2014.

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The European Social Dialogue Committee for the Port Sector: key point in EU-PORTRAItS approach

port-workers-piraeus-a32e497f146a221e1270913637380f3ac3e096fc-s6-c30The European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee (SSDC) for the port sector brings together the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF), the International Dockworkers Council (IDC), the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and the Federation of European Private Port Operators (FEPORT).

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