Europe

10 Jul 2014
Lufthansa Cargo is cutting freighter capacity in response to continued weakness in global cargo demand that saw its volume slump by 8 percent year-on-year in June with no signs of a pickup in sight.
30 Jun 2014
The major North European ports likely will face further congestion in the coming months as carrier alliances continue to have an impact on the reliability of service schedules, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
SCFI: Shanghai to Northern Europe
27 Jun 2014
Spot rates from Asia to Northern Europe are 20 percent lower than they were this time last year, according to the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index.
27 Jun 2014
The UK’s competition regulator today ordered Groupe Eurotunnel, the operator of the subsea rail link between Britain and France, to cease operation of its roll-on, roll-off shipping service within six months.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for June 27
27 Jun 2014
Several container lines have planned general rate increases in multiple trade routes to take effect in July, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
CMA CGM’s new 9,400-TEU CMA CGM Danube is the first in a series of 28 ships.
27 Jun 2014
CMA CGM’s new container ship, the 9,400-TEU CMA CGM Danube, is slated to begin its maiden voyage next week
Alitalia aircraft
25 Jun 2014
Etihad Airways today established a foothold in Europe’s second-largest air freight market with an agreement in principle to acquire a 49 percent stake in Italian flag carrier Alitalia.
24 Jun 2014
HP now stacks up to 50 containers on a block train that travels from Chongqing to the German city of Duisburg, on a route known as the New Silk Way that was developed by Kazakhstan Railways.
24 Jun 2014
The worst is over for the Asia-Europe container trade as slow-steaming and scrapping of old vessels begin to address excess capacity, according to a recent report from HSBC’s transport analysts.
24 Jun 2014
U.S. private equity fund KKR is reportedly mulling the sale of UN Ro-Ro to its previous owners.
24 Jun 2014
The European Union today extended by five years an antitrust exemption for liner shipping consortia, in the face of opposition from shippers.

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