Clydeport in good spirits as largest-ever ship calls

Scotland’s Greenock Ocean Terminal handled its largest ever container vessel last week – the 4,045teu MSC Pohorje. The team at the Peel Ports-owned facility loaded 500teu of Scottish spirits destined for Le Havre, France. As reported in the Scotland feature in FBJ 5 earlier this month, Peel Ports has high hopes of developing its west coast Scottish port in conjunction with the new Liverpool2 facility, only 200 miles away. Port director, Peel ... [+]

Bigger ships to boost Stena’s Harwich-Rotterdam route

Stena Line is to switch to larger ships on its Rotterdam (Europoort)/ Harwich route. The current Capucine and Severine which operate twice daily in each direction will be replaced by the larger MV Misada and MV Misina, when present charter contracts expire in January 2018, ... [+]

New chair for Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne has appointed Lucy Armstrong as its new chair. She is chief executive of The Alchemists, a North East-based business consultancy which works with high growth mid-corporate businesses to accelerate their development. Armstrong joined The Alchemists in 2003 after a career in private ... [+]

DFDS man comes ashore

Ferry operator DFDS has appointed Mark Henderson as its new regional sales manager for the North of England, Scotland and Ireland. Previously, he was an officer on board the company’s Newcastle-Amsterdam ship, King Seaways, where he was in charge of all entertainment, the casino, and ... [+]

Silver safety award for PD Ports

PD Ports achieved Silver status at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards in Birmingham on 13 July. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents made the award to the North-East firm for its commitment to continued improvement in health, safety procedures and exceptional health and ... [+]

Stena to buy Scotland-Ulster ships

Stena Line’s parent company is to acquire the Superfast VII and Superfast VIII ferries which operate on its Cairnryan – Belfast route from December. The ships currently operate under a charter contract agreement with AS Tallink Grupp. Stena's development plan also involves the construction of ... [+]

AEO for Glasgow agent

Glasgow-based KC Group Shipping has been awarded Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status to help its clients deal with the consequences of Brexit. The company plans, manages and delivers logistics for sectors including contract, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, foodservice and automotive. As well as gaining AEO status, KC ... [+]

CMA signs reefer deal

CMA CGM has signed a vessel sharing agreement with reefer specialist Seatrade Group incorporating its PAD and Seatrade’s Meridian operations. The service will link Northern Europe, including London with the US East Coast (New York And Savannah) and a link between Peru and north-west Europe. ... [+]

Peel presses the button for Liverpool2, stage two

Peel Ports Group, owner of the Port of Liverpool, has pressed the button on the second phase of its £400m Liverpool2 scheme. The latest phase will include the installation of a further three ship to shore cranes (STS) and 10 cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes (CRMG). ... [+]

Audit office warns of ‘meltdown’ if Chief replacement fails

The head of the National Audit Office has warned that a collapse of Customs’ new computer system could throw the UK into chaos after Brexit, on the day that the Government was due to publish its ‘Great repeal Bill’. In a strongly-worded statement, auditor general Sir ... [+]