Port of Rotterdam will remain fully operational despite stricter state anti-coronovirus measures

The Netherlands is extending a partial lockdown until June 1 to combat the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pandemic but the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port by cargo tonnage, will remain operational, the Port Authority said

"The port is working as usual and operations continue 24/7,” Allard Castelein, president and chief executive officer of the Port of Rotterdam, said in a statement on Tuesday March 24.

“In view of the economic significance of the port, it makes complete sense that shipping handling has been designated by the Dutch government as a vitally important process, both for the...

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Cristina Belda

March 25, 2020

17:23 GMT

Madrid