Asia-to-Southern Europe shippers now have quicker cargo transport options than the traditional Shanghai-to-St. Petersburg route, in Russia’s Novorossiysk port and Ukraine’s Chornomorsk and Odessa ports. In addition, as the latter ports expand and deploy economies of scale, their rates may drop below the traditional route as well.
23 Jul 2018
Shippers should be pleased by an increase in competition in several Baltic region trade lanes.
08 Jun 2018
Only a small percentage of Hamburg’s container traffic is transported to and from the hinterland via the network of inland waterways, something the German port wants to change.
05 May 2018
Russia hopes to jump-start its truck transport sector — and save shippers considerable time and money — with a new program of incentives and subsidies to support Russia-owned/operated vehicle transport of cargo to EU destinations.
21 Feb 2018
Given increasing road congestion, the European Union is under pressure to make a concerted effort to create a genuine, pan-European rail market, but given the dominance of state-owned rail operators in most countries that stifles competition, shippers and forwarders remain skeptical.