Truckers under pressure as barge congestion in Antwerp and Rotterdam drags on

September 05, 2017

Shippers are reportedly facing a shortage of truck capacity at the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam as barge congestion continues to plague the region in the peak season. A source told The Loadstar the trucking sector was coming under “intense” pressure, with shippers refusing to send goods by barge after almost two months of severe delays. “It seems nothing much has changed, with delays of up to 72 hours still being reported, and now we are seeing similar issues on the trucking side,” said the source.

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