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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

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.
20 Apr 2018
French line CMA CGM will buy a 25 percent share of logistics operator CEVA as the carrier tries to control more of its container supply chain.
A barge at the Port of Antwerp.
19 Apr 2018
Antwerp wants the barge congestion afflicting the port to be resolved soon and has put in place measures to address the long-running problem.
The Port of Barcelona.
18 Apr 2018
It is a ‘good kind of problem’ to have: the Port of Barcelona faces a year ahead that will be hard to match, concerning volume, which means business boomed in 2017, and the outlook for 2018 is promising as well.
Containers on a ship at the Port of Rotterdam.
16 Apr 2018
There are no quick fixes to Rotterdam's inland container congestion and the port needs all parties to help find solutions.
Port of Durban.
16 Apr 2018
Greater container demand is good for African economies, but the underinvestment in the continent's ports and inland logistics networks is leading to mounting bottlenecks.

Commentary

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