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

Heavy lift.
11 Aug 2018
Improving demand, tightening capacity, and lessening competition from other segments is brightening the outlook for the multipurpose and heavy-lift fleet. And there are other signs of recovery.
A Unifeeder container ship.
02 Aug 2018
The new loop with calls at Antwerp, Dunkirk, Teesport, and Grangemouth will start with weekly sailings every Wednesday (Antwerp) and Thursday (Dunkirk) on Aug 15.
A DSV tandem truck.
01 Aug 2018
Record high margins were driven by continued improvement in productivity across the organization, DSV said, and the company had equally encouraging news regarding the UTi integration.
A container ship on the Mediterranean Sea.
31 Jul 2018
The leading container ports still call the shots — thanks to the schedules of the three powerful alliances — but rival smaller ports are adding business and in the process are giving shippers options to northern and southern Europe.
A Hapag-Lloyd ship.
30 Jul 2018
At mid-2018, nearly every segment of Europe’s supply chain is straining to keep pace with strong container shipping volume growth — particularly barge and inland haulage. The good news is Europe’s impressive trade growth story continues — a welcomed economic rejuvenation.
Rotterdam port.
27 Jul 2018
However, the rising spot rate, while encouraging for ocean carriers as peak season approaches, has not — so far — refuted a perennial concern regarding rates and the second half of the year.

Commentary

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