Europe

18 Apr 2014
Container traffic in Rotterdam inched up just 0.3 percent in the first quarter, as Europe’s biggest container hub confronted continuing overcapacity in the Le Havre-to-Hamburg port range and changes in the container shipping sector.
02 Apr 2014
Maersk Group signed an agreement with China Shipping paving the way for negotiations on further collaboration on new container terminal projects and the establishment of joint ventures with its port arm, APM Terminals.
01 Apr 2014
Logistics firm DHL has signed a new agreement to provide rail freight services between China and Europe via a strategic partnership with United Transport and Logistics Company, a joint venture between OJSC Russian Railways, JSC National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy and state-owned Belarusian Railway.
Hamburg Süd container in Brazil
01 Apr 2014
Hamburg Süd’s revenue declined 3.9 percent in 2013 on subdued demand in its key South American market, falling freight rates and a weaker US dollar.
01 Apr 2014
MPC Group and Thien & Heyenga, the leading German ship management companies, have taken over the financially troubled Ahrenkiel Group in the latest consolidation in the nation’s crisis-ridden charter shipping sector.
U.S. containerized imports of auto parts in the fourth quarter rose 1.0 percent year-over-year.
01 Apr 2014
Containerized auto parts imported through U.S. ports reached 205,139 TEUs in the fourth quarter of 2013, increasing 1.0 percent year-over-year, according to PIERS, the data division of JOC Group.
Lufthansa Cargo plane
31 Mar 2014
Lufthansa Cargo’s services face severe disruption beginning tomorrow as pilots across the German airline stage a three-day strike.
31 Mar 2014
KKR, the U.S.-based global investment group, today announced it is supporting a new European locomotive leasing firm to capitalize on the emergence of private companies spurred by rail deregulation across the continent.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for March 28
28 Mar 2014
Multiple carriers have planned rate increases in various trade lanes in April and May, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and lackluster global demand continues.
28 Mar 2014
Staring at an incremental bill for low-sulfur fuel estimated at $75 billion to $100 billion per year for container ships beginning in 2020...
The SCFI for North Europe rose 44.0 percent in the week ending March 28.
28 Mar 2014
Spot container freight rates from Shanghai to northern Europe and Mediterranean ports measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index jumped in the week of March 28...

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