Europe

Europe

28 May 2015
Salvage and firefighting personnel have made progress in containing the fire on board the 33,772 dwt multipurpose ship Purple Beach in the German Bay near Wilhelmshaven.
ship unloading/loading in Antwerp
19 May 2015
The new discount, effective on June 1, comes on top of the existing Environmental Ship Index, which means that ships can benefit from a 30 percent reduction in port dues for every call, the port authority said.
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.