China is the biggest nation in the container shipping after overtaking Germany in terms of total TEU, according to data from the German Shipowners' Association or Verband Deutscher Reeder (VDR).
While container handling volumes remained stable, goods handling declined and Duisburger Hafen
Efforts to investigate the MSC Zoe, the containership which lost 342 containers on January 2, 2019, in the North Sea is being hindered by a defect in its black box, according to Dutch news outlet BNNVARA.
German shipping company MC-Schiffahrt has confirmed that eight crew members of the vessel MarMaltia were taken hostage by pirates following an attack on August 14, 2019.
The Port of Hamburg, Germany’s largest universal port, saw its inland and hinterland cargo traffic grow by 12.1% - 2.57 million tons – in the first quarter of 2019, according to its latest financial results.
Heat waves across Europe are increasing the risk of making the Rhine, the continent's most important waterway, impassable for extended periods, according to German news outlet DW.