Heavy delays at German ports

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.

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Budapest Airport plans growth strategy for Asia with new routes

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.

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China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan port sees record container throughput

Annual container throughput has hit a record-high of 25 million standard containers at Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in east China’s Zhejiang Province, the port’s operator said. As of November, the port’s annual cargo throughput had exceeded 1 billion tonnes, up 7.4 percent year on year, according to Zhejiang Seaport Group, the operator.

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