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Europe

Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Oct. 31
31 Oct 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.
30 Oct 2014
Russia, struggling after it enforced food embargoes on European Union countries, is ramping up its chicken imports from Brazil, registering a massive 291 percent year-over-year increase in imports of the white meat in September.
29 Oct 2014
Amazon’s opening of three distribution centers in western Poland this week closes the remaining gap in the e-commerce giant’s European network.
28 Oct 2014
DP World boosted third quarter container volume by nine percent from a year ago as it opened new terminals at London Gateway and in Brazil.
27 Oct 2014
Slow European economic growth and political unrest in the Middle East is casting a “dark cloud” over recent container growth between the two continents. Drewry Maritime Research said.
27 Oct 2014
Most shippers are happy with the European Union’s new electronic customs system, which aims to replace paper customs procedures to facilitate trade and enhance security at the EU’s external borders, this despite potentially higher costs and possibly more enquiries and audits, according to a new survey.
27 Oct 2014
Malaysia’s biggest state pension fund is reportedly preparing a $2 billion bid for a stake in Associated British Ports, the UK’s largest port operator.
24 Oct 2014
A senior executive of XPO Logistics, one of the largest and fastest growing U.S. third-party logistics providers, says the company sees potential in driverless trucks and is closely following advancements in the technology.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Oct. 24
24 Oct 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
24 Oct 2014
Eurotunnel carried 6 percent more trucks and 9 percent more freight trains on its subsea rail tunnel between the U.K. and France in the third quarter compared to a year ago, with volume increases driven by the stronger British economy.
food store in Russia
24 Oct 2014
Russia's ban on food imports from a number of Western countries has created new shipping opportunities; fruits and vegetables traditionally supplied by European producers are being replaced by suppliers from other countries.