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

Waste in the UK.
16 Feb 2018
Exporters in the United Kingdom are struggling to find new markets for the huge volume of recycled waste that has been banned by China.
15 Feb 2018
Rotterdam and Antwerp grew their container volume in 2017, with strong increases in volume recorded in the second half.
14 Feb 2018
Container volume at Hamburg slipped by 1 percent in 2017 even as mega-ship calls more than doubled. Port of Hamburg Marketing officials believe draft restrictions in force on the Elbe River fairway and the narrow tidal window have caused shipowners to use available transport space on their mega-ships primarily to shift loaded boxes.
Rail transport.
14 Feb 2018
The key north-south rail link is flowing again, after the section between Milan and Basel had been closed for two weeks, but challenges remain, as terminals work to clear a huge container backlog.
13 Feb 2018
Gothenburg's long-running labor dispute is having a devastating effect on the port, slashing its volume and eroding its competitiveness.
12 Feb 2018
It has been two weeks since a deadly derailment closed a crucial northern Italian rail link, creating serious disruption to shippers using the ports of La Spezia and Genoa.

Commentary

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

Video



Sponsored: MSC's Dimitri Ruggiero, vice president of global accounts, on the top concerns of Mediterranean Shipping Company's customers following 2016-2017 market turmoil including the "Hanjin effect." He discusses the importance of a balance of business stability and diversity, and speculation on larger-ship orders. 



Thorsten Meincke, senior vice president, global seafreight, Kuehne + Nagel, describes how the slew of recently launched logistics and shipping star