Europe

Europe

02 Jun 2015
In the latest sign of the challenge facing Asia-Europe carriers to make money in the busiest global shipping lane, the G6 Alliance said it would cancel two sailings, citing low demand. Yet canceling individual sailings will likely do little to quell analysts’ view that significantly more capacity, such as entire services, would need to be suspended in order to meaningfully impact supply and demand in the Asia-Europe market.
19 May 2015
Europe’s top air cargo hubs are feeling the impact of a slowing Chinese economy and a fragile recovery in the eurozone with traffic declining, stalling or growing at a snail’s pace in recent months.
18 May 2015
The Port of Hamburg can no longer claim to be Europe’s second-largest container port.
18 May 2015
France’s River Seine port of Rouen has for a long time made a speciality of the north-south regular container trades, particularly those between northern Europe and west Africa. But the port no longer sees a future for itself as a major container port, not even as one specializing in the north Europe-Africa trades.
MSC container ship in Rotterdam
18 May 2015
The North Atlantic, for long the “sleeping dog“ of container trades, is “waking up,” as rising European imports on the back of a strong U.S. dollar lift freight rates and attract new services, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
18 May 2015
A gamble on ordering ultra large container ships for the Asia-Europe and Mediterranean trades is not going to pay off in the short-term as declining demand from the eurozone is compounded by the excess capacity floating into service, Drewry says.
15 May 2015
Union workers at Germany's postal and logistics giant Deutsche Post have launched a new round of strike action, continuing this year's wave of industrial action.
Limassol, Cyprus, port
15 May 2015
The government of Cyprus believes that the island’s position in the Mediterranean makes it a natural choice as an international port and logistics hub.
Port of Piraeus, Greece, container port
15 May 2015
The long-stalled privatization of the port of Piraeus is finally underway with three foreign companies bidding for control of the leading Mediterranean transhipment hubs.
Frankfurt Airport’s Perishable Center Frankfurt
15 May 2015
German freight forwarder Thermotraffic is expanding its network of temperature-controlled branches throughout Europe, with the latest addition at Frankfurt Airport’s Perishable Center Frankfurt.
15 May 2015
An expansion project at the U.K.’s Port of Tilbury will add significant cold storage capacity when completed this year and rank as one of the largest reefer facilities in Europe.