Europe

  • 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.
  • Brexit: UK to retain leadership in Maritime Services, vows Minister

    Nov 19, 2018 — Whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations, the UK intends to remain “the undisputed leading global hub for Maritime Services,” Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani told attendees at the Maritime London/IMIF annual dinner on Monday evening.
  • Cancelled sailings prop up Asia-Europe spot rates, but demand looking uncertain

    Oct 26, 2018 — The Asia to North Europe component of the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) recorded a 4.7% uplift in spot rates this week to $761 per teu, underpinned by a raft of cancelled October headhaul sailings by carriers.
  • Forwarders must act smarter to prevent peak cargo congestion, says Heathrow

    Oct 23, 2018 — Heathrow Airport has defended its peak season plans – but warned forwarders, hauliers and handlers to change their behaviour to ensure there are no congestion problems. Airport data indicates that volumes will be as strong, or stronger, than last year, when congestion became a major issue.
  • Croatian dock workers strike again over late salary

    Oct 22, 2018 — Workers at Croatia’s largest shipbuilding group Uljanik on Monday held their second strike in less than two months, this time over unpaid salary for September.
  • Schiphol Airport group eyes revamp of domestic cargo strategy

    Oct 22, 2018 — Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is to re-think its strategy, examining all the airports in the group and its overall cargo plan for the Netherlands. It is a year since the airport hit its capacity constraints, leading to the loss of slots for freighter operators.