Germany

Germany

16 Dec 2014
The German government has drawn up a draft law to curb the power of small but powerful niche labour unions than have mounted frequent strikes, mainly in the transport sector, paralyzing the nation’s economy throughout this year.
05 Nov 2014
Rail freight transport has ground to a halt throughout Germany as locomotive drivers stage a four-day strike against Deutsche Bahn, the state-owned railroad company.
23 Oct 2014
The world’s largest ship financiers, mostly German, could see their vessel assets, dominated by container ships, written down by up to 20 percent in the European Central Bank’s impending review of Eurozone banks’ resiliency.
22 Oct 2014
London – Amsterdam and London have closed the gap with Europe’s top freight airports as pilot strikes at Lufthansa and Air France shrunk cargo traffic at their Frankfurt and Paris hubs.
07 Oct 2014
Lufthansa Cargo pilots will stage a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday, but the German airline said it will have little impact on shippers.
Port of Hamburg
02 Oct 2014
Germany’s Federal Court again delayed a final ruling on plans to deepen the navigation channels in the river Elbe to allow the port of Hamburg to handle the latest generation of mega-container ships.
Lufthansa airplane
30 Sep 2014
European air freight shippers are facing fresh disruption today as a strike by Lufthansa pilots forced the cancellation of 50 long-haul flights to and from Frankfurt, Germany, the German carrier’s global cargo hub.
10 Sep 2014
The chief of Hamburg port police says security at European ports needs a boost and is calling for greater cooperation among northern European port authorities.
05 Sep 2014
DB Schenker expects to have one train service per week hauling freight eastward from Hamburg to the Chinese city of Zhengzhou by next year.
03 Sep 2014
DB Schenker recently launched a service from Hamburg hauling 41 containers — some of which were filled with industrial robots — to the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.
Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 freighter
03 Sep 2014
Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways will soon launch joint freight services between Europe and Japan after obtaining antitrust approval in Japan.