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Europe Logistics

This page hosts coverage dedicated to container shipping and containerized supply chains in Europe, a dynamic market that consists of some of the world's most advanced consumer economies. As such it is home to a number of the world's top container lines such as Maersk Line and CMA CGM. Many of the world's leading freight fowarders and third-party logistics providers, notably Kuehne + Nagel, also hail from Europe, making the continent integral to global supply chains.

Special Coverage

Shippers and forwarders, some already bruised following the rollout of new global container shipping alliances and subsequent delays in the trade between China and Europe, are preparing for more pain and disruption.

News & Analysis

Rail in China.
23 May 2018
It is widely known that government subsidies make the China-Europe rail a viable option, but the huge scale of this support is starting to emerge.
A Hapag-Lloyd ship.
18 May 2018
A sharp increase in fuel prices is placing carriers under pressure, and they've responded with rate increases planned for June 1.
09 May 2018
Should CEVA receive a takeover offer that is accepted by the board, CMA CGM will be obliged to either sell or make a superior offer to acquire the logistics provider.
09 May 2018
A series of factors has lined up to ensure European shippers importing air cargo from Asia will be stuck with services to the congested hub airports.
The Port of Antwerp.
26 Apr 2018
Among other benefits, automating the management system for contract rates will reduce invoice errors that add to administrative functions, project administrators argue.
23 Apr 2018
Handling a mega-ship can draw in a large number of other modes at a gateway port, which are needed to shift the large volume of containers moving on and off the vessel.


The European Union is the United Kingdom’s largest trading partner, accounting for almost half of its exports.