Ship Canal takes the strain

Esprit Warehousing and Docks Trafford Park terminal in Manchester handled another large shipment on 19-20 September from Europe via the Manchester Ship Canal. The 3,500 tonne MV Scot Ranger was carrying four large silos destined for a Manchester factory. Unloading was managed by Trafford Park company Speedrite before making the final leg of the journey under police escort. Group director Graham Dixon said: “This is exactly what the ship canal should be used ... [+]

Age no bar to new technology

One of the UK’s oldest shipping companies, John Good & Son, has a brand new website. It says it gives a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, plus the addition of a useful content hub where customers can learn more about the shipping ... [+]

Sheerness port hit by Greenpeace car protests

Greenpeace protestors in kayaks and boats boarded K Line's Elbe Highway 23,498-tonne car carrier in the Thames Estuary on the morning of 21 September as part of a protest against “toxic” diesel cars. The campaigners drew up alongside the car carrier at around 8.30am, hanging from ... [+]

Second Iberia link for Liverpool

Short sea operator WEC Lines is beginning a new service connecting Liverpool with Huelva in south-west Spain, the north-west Spanish port of Vigo, Leixoes near Porto in north-west Portugal and Dublin. The service starts at the end of September with weekly 300teu vessels, but is ... [+]

The mother of all challenges

They may not look so scary in the photo, but these are some tough mudders. A 30-strong team from Forth Ports in Scotland have raised £25,000 for cancer support organisation Maggie’s Centre, taking part in the gruelling 12-mile of mud and obstacles Tough Mudder challenge ... [+]

Scrap in Sheerness

Sims Metal Management has opened a scrap metal handling facility at Peel Ports London Medway, through its sole UK trading subsidiary Sims Group UK. It allows Sims UK to expand UK deep-sea shipments of scrap metal to world markets and has a capacity of 300,000 ... [+]

Acid leak at port of Hull

Fifty firefighters have dealt with a major acid tank leak at ABP Hull’s King George Dock, the BBC reports. According to the report, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said the tank contained 580 tonnes of hydrochloric acid. The leak was on the east side of the dock, ... [+]

High life on the North Sea

P&O Ferries has launched a free Commercial Drivers Club on its overnight North Sea routes. Members using terminals at Hull, Zeebrugge or Europoort can enjoy a TV lounge, free refreshments and dedicated lavatory facilities. They are also allocated a cabin with bathroom on board solely ... [+]

CINS wins safety award

The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) has won the Bureau International des Containers 2017 Award. Presented annually, the award honours an individual or organisation for notable contributions to safety, security, standardization, or sustainability in containerised transportation. It was presented to CINS vice-chairman Ken Rohlmann of ... [+]

ABP chief to step down

ABP chief executive James Cooper is to step down after ten years with the port operator.  A successor is expected to be appointed in 2018. Cooper became chief executive and executive director of Associated British Ports Holdings in April 2013. Prior to this he was ... [+]