Europe Logistics

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.

News & Analysis

04 Nov 2021
Port congestion at major European hubs and supply-side disruption across the regional logistics chain continues to put the brakes on factory production.
24 Apr 2019
Tough new truck emissions reduction rules by European regulators have brought mixed reactions from freight transportation providers.
23 Apr 2019
HMM’s new CEO is on a European tour that will focus on three key challenges: the future of its 2M Alliance relationship, winning customer trust, and gaining insight into the low-sulfur fuel mandate.
18 Apr 2019
Declines in the Asia-North Europe and intra-European trades were more than offset by growing demand for feeder and transshipment services at Europe’s largest port.
17 Apr 2019
The UK freight transport industry will need government support if any real advances are to be made in decarbonizing the supply chain.
15 Apr 2019
Carriers have kept supply and demand in relative balance, but with more capacity being delivered and volume declining, how long can it last?
11 Apr 2019
Shippers are taking a cautious approach to air cargo as the UK struggles with Brexit and the US considers imposing tariffs on a wider range of European goods.
10 Apr 2019
There will be some big winners and losers should the UK leave the EU without negotiating a deal that allows for the continuation of existing trade agreements.
09 Apr 2019
CMA CGM has big plans for the company’s logistics service offerings after bringing CEVA into the fold.
03 Apr 2019
It was rail versus road last week in the European Parliament, where proposals from the two sectors met with two very different results.
02 Apr 2019
While British politicians have been chasing their tails in Parliament, businesses in the UK and Europe have been planning for a no-deal Brexit.
01 Apr 2019
Panalpina has long underperformed compared with its forwarding peers, but DSV aims to turn that around.
29 Mar 2019
Union talks with management at the UK’s market leading rail freight company are under way to avoid a strike that could bring the rail cargo business to a standstill.
22 Mar 2019
The German ocean carrier believes its focus on improving customer value and service quality will result in improved earnings.
15 Mar 2019
The Geneva-based carrier may soon be the sole owner of Gioia Tauro's container terminal, and its only customer, which could make it difficult to arrest declining volume at the transshipment hub.
14 Mar 2019
If Italy signs up to Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative as expected, it will open the way for Trieste to become China's gateway to southern Europe.
11 Mar 2019
Rising European containerized import volume in January was quickly followed by tumbling Chinese exports in February.
03 Mar 2019
CMA CGM believes it is on track to deliver on its ambitions of becoming a global logistics provider.
26 Feb 2019
Rising demand on its Asia-Europe express network is seeing UPS make some big investments in infrastructure and aircraft capacity to keep up.
25 Feb 2019
The first full year for a merged Hapag-Lloyd-UASC entity saw a better operating result, but strong volume gains in 2018 were held back by lower freight rates and higher fuel costs.
25 Feb 2019
Shippers can expect barge congestion surcharges for containers moved through Rotterdam and Antwerp to increase as barge operators report persistent and often lengthy waiting times.
18 Feb 2019
Despite the disruption customs inspections required after a no-deal Brexit, there has been no contact between the agencies in the UK and those on the EU.
15 Feb 2019
All is not well among Panalpina's shareholders, and the DSV takeover bid has brought the disenchantment with the company management to a head.
04 Feb 2019
The biggest stakeholder of Panalpina says no deal to DSV takeover offer.
Port of Dover.
31 Jan 2019
UK forwarders, shippers, and ferry operators fear that any delay caused by customs checks will quickly lead to extensive bottlenecks and disruption.
Rotterdam port.
30 Jan 2019
The injection of vessels comes as demand growth of Asia-Europe westbound volume slows.
DSV Logistics.
29 Jan 2019
European forwarders are trying to blunt ocean carriers from encroaching on their business.
21 Jan 2019
Asia-Europe carriers are expected to deploy a host of strategies to absorb the mega-ship capacity coming online this year.
Rotterdam port.
18 Jan 2019
Given current factors in the two trade lanes, there was little chance rates would strengthen.
Brexit negotiations
16 Jan 2019
However, even planning for no deal is not a straightforward matter.
Panalpina’s board of directors is currently reviewing the DSV offer.
16 Jan 2019
Panalpina’s board of directors is currently reviewing the DSV offer.
Container shipping.
09 Jan 2019
The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29 but is struggling to reach a deal on trade that would limit disruption.
port of Antwerp.
08 Jan 2019
Shippers can expect a far more aggressive approach to matching vessel supply with demand.
Container shipping.
08 Jan 2019
Carriers among the other two alliances are expected to announce their own blanking programs.
Container ships on the Elbe.
07 Jan 2019
Increasing use of the available capacity in both directions and the impact of service shifts in 2018 could mean shippers find it more difficult to find carrier space for containers this year.
Big Port of St. Petersburg, Russia.
03 Jan 2019
Shortages in rail equipment, as well as dry and refrigerated containers, are increasing pressure on exporter operations.


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