European Economy News

European Economy News

18 Dec 2017
It is clear that a world-class infrastructure improves a nation's efficiency and attracts business. And post-Brexit United Kingdom must implement several infrastructure improvements to achieve both.
14 Oct 2016
The impacts of Brexit on the world’s largest trading center for plants and flowers provides a window into how the decision to leave the EU will impact European trade and corporations.
24 Jun 2016
European shippers and transport companies are bracing for a potential slowdown in trade and higher costs after Britons voted to leave the European Union.
21 Jun 2016
The U.K.’s transport sector is on tenterhooks as deeply divided Britons prepare to cast an historic vote Thursday on whether to remain in or leave the European Union.
02 Jul 2015
Persistent weakness in the eurozone economy will cause imports and exports through North Europe ports to decline this year, a new report predicts.
08 Jun 2015
Brazilian shoe manufacturers are this month eyeing up export opportunities to Italy, with the national footwear association mounting an expedition to Lake Garda in an effort to find Italian markets.
20 May 2015
Palletways, one of several groups offering shippers a palletized freight network in Europe, says it plans eastward expansion as cross-border volume within its network grows.
27 Apr 2015
General Mills will be the first tenant at a tri-modal logistics facility near Manchester, England, set to open next year. The inland port will offer rail, truck and short-sea shipping links.
20 Mar 2015
The British government will consider ways to reduce a shortage of truck drivers that shippers and carriers say threatens economic growth in the U.K., including finding funds for driver training.
08 Sep 2014
European economic growth might be flatlining, but you wouldn’t know it by the strong container import growth in the first half, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
25 Nov 2013
The Stifel Nicolaus Logistics Confidence Index, a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders measuring Europe-based air and ocean freight trade lanes...
25 Sep 2013
Based on preliminary data, the volume of world trade increased 2.2 percent month-over-month in July, following a 0.5 percent slip in June...
A container terminal at the Port of Genoa in Italy.
19 Sep 2013
The Stifel Nicolaus Logistics Confidence Index, a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders measuring Europe-based air and ocean freight trade lanes...
12 Sep 2013
Europe is finally emerging from its longest and deepest postwar recession, but the recovery is far from even across the continent and could yet fizzle out.
20 Aug 2013
The Stifel Nicolaus Logistics Confidence Index, a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders measuring Europe-based air and ocean freight trade lanes...
14 Aug 2013
The global economy weakened slightly in the second quarter of 2013, mainly driven by declining optimism in Asia and Latin America, although North America showed signs of continuing recovery...
14 Aug 2013
In the second quarter of 2013, the eurozone’s gross domestic product rose 0.3 percent compared with the previous quarter, which was better than expected...
01 Aug 2013
North Europe’s import volume is projected to fall by 8.9 percent to 12.2 million 20-foot-equivalent units in 2013, despite a 3.9 percent increase in Europe’s overall import volume...
08 Jul 2013
Germany’s exports in May fell at the steepest rate since December 2009, while the nation’s monthly imports rose “far more than expected,” Reuters reports.
01 Jul 2013
European Union exports to South Korea have “grown strongly” in 2012, which is the second year of the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement, according to the European Commission.
Flag of Croatia
01 Jul 2013
Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union, following a 10-year period of negotiations.
26 Jun 2013
Greece is mulling bringing forward the sale of the country’s main ports, Piraeus and Thessaloniki, and the state railway, to cover a shortfall in its privatization budget.
24 Jun 2013
Russian president Vladimir Putin unveiled plans to spend nearly $14 billion on three large rail and road projects to ease transport bottlenecks and stimulate a slowing economy.
21 Jun 2013
The euro area’s member states have recommended Latvia to join the currency union on Jan. 1, 2014.
Blended image of U.S. and European Union flags
17 Jun 2013
The European Union and the U.S. officially launched far-reaching negotiations on a trans-Atlantic free trade and investment agreement today that could boost their combined economies by as much as $280 billion a year.
05 Jun 2013
The European Commission has concluded that Latvia has achieved a “high degree” of sustainable economic convergence with the euro area and has subsequently proposed that...
30 May 2013
North Europe’s import volume in 2013 is projected to decrease by 8.9 percent to 12.2 million 20-foot-equivalent units...
16 May 2013
The European Union’s trade surplus expanded to €15.8 billion (appoximately US$20.4 billion) in March....
15 May 2013
In March, Germany exported €94.6 billion (about US$121.8 billion) worth of goods and imported $97.6 billion worth of goods.
18 Apr 2013
Croatia is on track to become the European Union’s 28th member state on July 1, according to EU member states in their last resolution before the nation is scheduled to join.
28 Mar 2013
Cyprus sought to play down fears that its financial crisis would hit the Mediterranean island’s large shipping registry and the ship-management industry.
27 Feb 2013
Norbert Dentressangle reported its net income in 2012 was €74.7 million (about US$97.8 million), jumping 18 percent year-over-year from $82.9 million.
25 Feb 2013
The North European edition of the Global Port Tracker predicted that total European imports will decrease by 3.2 percent to 20.2 million 20-foot-equivalent units in 2013, while exports are forecasted to rise...
15 Feb 2013
During 2012, the 17-member eurozone trade in goods recorded a surplus of 81.8 billion euros (about US$109.3 billion), compared with a $21.0 billion deficit in 2011, according to Eurostat...
12 Feb 2013
London-based International Airlines Group, the merged British Airways-Iberia Airlines carrier, today initiated the process to eliminate 3,807 jobs at Iberia, in an effort to restructure the unprofitable...