Europe

  • Forwarders step up to prepare for ‘hard Brexit’

    Jan 18, 2019 — Following the rejection of United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union withdrawal agreement, in a statement today the British International Freight Association (BIFA) recommended its members prepare for what it expects will be “a hard Brexit.”
  • Toys and televisions litter island beaches after cargo ship loses containers

    Jan 3, 2019 — At least 21 containers which fell off a cargo ship near the German Wadden Sea island of Borkum have washed up on the Dutch coast, littering the beaches with toys, chairs and even flat-screen tvs.
  • A ‘no-deal’ Brexit will slow air connectivity

    Dec 21, 2018 — Ahead of the 29 March 2019, ACI Europe has warned that a no-deal Brexit scenario would halt growth of the aviation industry.
  • Heavy delays at German ports

    Dec 19, 2018 — Port operations will be under pressure during the Christmas and New Year’s period in Germany, and delays should be expected. A lack of trucks and drivers in Germany, as well as skeleton crews at the ports and at customs are the biggest contributors to the delays.
  • Budapest Airport plans growth strategy for Asia with new routes

    Dec 18, 2018 — Budapest Airport (BUD) has announced its new growth strategy for Asia, set to launch in the new year, which includes the addition of several direct freighter and belly cargo routes to China. Although details on schedules and frequency are still to be determined, the new flights are expected to begin operations next summer.
  • Truck driver shortage crisis now spreading across the whole of Europe

    Dec 3, 2018 — European road transport firms are racing toward a driver shortage crisis of 150,000 unfilled jobs, according to research from Transport Intelligence. A report released last week shows that in just six countries – the UK, Germany, France, Denmark Sweden and Norway – the shortage adds up to 127,500.
  • Visiting Three Ports, Ferry Successfully Completes Fully Autonomous Test in Norway

    Nov 30, 2018 — Finnish technology group Wärtsilä says it has successfully tested the fully autonomous operation of a ferry on a route in Norway in what is believed to be the first ever attempt at fully automated dock-to-dock operation for a vessel of this size.