Europe

25 May 2016
Ireland-based ASL Aviation has sealed the acquisition of TNT Express’s two cargo airlines.
26 Apr 2016
Eurogate has signed a contract to operate the Limassol Container Terminal, expanding the German port group’s Mediterranean footprint.
25 Apr 2016
The Patrick container terminal at the port of Melbourne in Australia will face a stoppage as part of a three-week-old industrial action campaign by the Maritime Union of Australia as the two parties negotiate contracts.
25 Apr 2016
DP World has signed twin agreements with the Cyprus government to operate a multipurpose terminal at Limassol and provide marine services at the Mediterranean island’s largest port.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
20 Apr 2016
European shippers, freight forwarders, port authorities and terminal operators have made a joint appeal to their national governments for a coordinated implementation of an international regulation requiring all containers to be weighed before they are loaded onto ships.
18 Apr 2016
In a major surprise, China’s Cosco has decided not to submit a bid to acquire Greece’s state-owned railway.
15 Apr 2016
China’s Cosco, Russian Railways and Italy’s state-owned railway, Trenitalia, are expected to submit initial bids for Greece’s national rail operator by today’s deadline.
14 Apr 2016
Failure to comply with the new container weighing safety regulations in the United Kingdom will be a criminal offence, punishable by a heavy fine or a prison term, according to a UK law firm.
13 Apr 2016
DP World Southampton will fit container-weighing equipment to its entire straddle carrier fleet to support the weighing service that the terminal will offer shippers from July 1, when the new SOLAS regulation will be enforced.
12 Apr 2016
Container traffic from South America’s east coast ports to Europe has rebounded so strongly in recent months that the northbound leg is now the dominant trade on the route, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
11 Apr 2016
With spot freight rates at stubbornly low levels on Asia-North Europe and Asia-Mediterranean over the last 12 months, Drewry expects the southern gateways to Europe to become increasingly viable versus the traditional mega-ports to the north.