Europe

Europe

26 Nov 2014
CMA CGM on Wednesday announced the acquisition of German short-sea shipping line OPDR in the latest move by the French carrier to boost its share of the fast growing intra-European container shipping market.
19 Nov 2014
Peel Ports CEO Mark Whitworth says a $480 million container port rising along the river Mersey will provide the port of Liverpool with “a fantastic opportunity to take back its national market share.”
18 Nov 2014
European Union trade partners are implementing trade-restricting measures at at “alarming” pace and their efforts to remove such hindrances has slowed, according to an annual EU report on protectionism released yesterday.
18 Nov 2014
A system aimed at expediting the customs clearance of goods traded between members of the Association of Southeast Nations will get its first test in in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
17 Nov 2014
The operator of a fixed-day weekly container train recently launched between the Russian Far East and Moscow, which has handled just 1,800 TEUs to date, says heavy demand is leading it to consider doubling capacity with a second service.
17 Nov 2014
Cargolux, Europe’s largest all-cargo carrier, posted its best ever October, with its fleet of 22 Boeing 747 freighters breaking records for tonnage, revenue and block hours.
17 Nov 2014
The Asia-North Europe trade faces a “huge” impact from the influx of more than 50 ultra-large container vessels over the next 15 months, Drewry shipping consultants say.
17 Nov 2014
European Union regulators approved Etihad Airways' acquisition of a 49 percent stake in loss-making Italian-flag carrier Alitalia.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Nov. 14
14 Nov 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
13 Nov 2014
HHLA’s container traffic stalled in the first nine months of the year as Western sanctions against Moscow sharply pulled down feeder traffic from its Hamburg terminals to its key Russian market.
13 Nov 2014
The British economy is expanding more quickly in 2014, putting more freight on motorways. Trucking or road transport operators in the United Kingdom, however, claim they aren’t seeing the profit margins they need to reinvest in their businesses and hire truck or lorry drivers.