Harbor

Grevelingenmeer
May 29 '18 14:10

The body of the second of two divers that went missing in the Grevelingenmeer on Saturday, was found on Monday afternoon. Like the body of the first diver, divers from the Royal Netherlands Navy found this man's body in a shipwreck, RTV Rijnmond reports.

Nov 14 '14 10:56

On Wednesday the police found nearly 200 kilograms of cocaine in a container of a company in the harbor of Moerdijk.

Jun 16 '14 14:33

A hand grenade from the Second World War was discovered in a dredging ship of the Damen company based in Schiedam yesterday morning. The grenade was pulled out of a harbor during a dredging job.

Police sign
May 27 '14 08:03

Police have ended a Greenpeace action in the harbor of Ijmuiden. The environmental activists' group held the Saturn drilling rig to the pier with chains, to prevent the rig from going to the North Pole area for the Russian state company Gazprom, the NOS reports.

May 1 '14 14:59

In the Rotterdam harbor, 30 activists from Greenpeace were arrested on Thursday morning. The group was protesting the controversial Russian Mikhail Ulyanov oil tanker with two ships, including the Rainbow Warrior.

Feb 13 '14 10:32

African harbors will receive Dutch container scanners in a bid to fight the illegal trade of ivory.

Jan 19 '14 12:53

The body of a man that was found floating in Schiehaven in Rotterdam has turned out to be that of 22-year-old St. Maarten native Jahbal Flanders.

Oct 28 '13 14:00

Ferry operator DFDS Seaways unsuccessfully tried to enter the port of IJmuiden . The ship back sailed to the open sea there to wait for the storm to pass.

May 22 '13 08:31

The construction of the second Maasvlakte in Rotterdam has cost 150 million euro less than budgeted. On top of that, was the reserved amount of 200 million, for unforseen costs, not used. 

This was made public by the Rotterdam Harbor Authorities, during the official opening on Wednesday.

The reduction of the planned costs are due to a cheaper seawall. The chosen type of dike consists of a layer of pebbles and boulders instead of a thick layer of basalt, stone and asphalt. By making this choice they not only saved on construction costs but also maintenance will be cheaper.

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