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Leading ferry company Stena Line will once more be the principal sponsor of this year’s Northern Ireland Logistics and Transport Annual Gala Dinner, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).   The event will take place at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 23rd February and is widely regarded as the premier dinner for the transport and logistics profession in Northern Ireland.  Over 300 representatives from all sectors of the industry will be in attendance.  This year’s guest speaker will be NI football team manager Michael O’Neil and the event will be compared by TV personality Zoe Salmon.  Pictured ahead of the dinner are Anna Breen, Stena Line’s Freight Commercial Manager (Irish Sea North) and Nick McCullough, Chairman, CILT.

Stena to sponsor Ulster transport dinner

Stena Line will once again be the principal sponsor of this year’s Northern Ireland Logistics and Transport Annual Gala Dinner, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). The event will take place at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 23 February, attended by over 300 representatives from all sectors of the industry.  This year’s guest speaker will be NI football team manager Michael O’Neil and the event will be compèred ... [+]
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Minister pays a visit to London’s biggest building ‘superstore’

Housing minister and Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell paid a visit to the Port of Tilbury on 16 February to see for himself the place where much of the country’s building material comes in. He was given all the latest gen on Tilbury, including the ... [+]
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New Stena ships to sail to Belfast

Stena has earmarked four new ro-pax ferries announced last year for delivery in 2019 and 2020 for two of its Belfast routes. The vessels are currently being built at the AVIC Shipyard in China and, with a capacity of 3,000 lane metres will be the ... [+]
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Hanjin liquidation looms

The Seoul Central District Court said on 9 February said it would declare Hanjin bankrupt on 17 February leading to the shipping company’s liquidation. The assets of Hanjin, once the world’s seventh largest container line, will be auctioned off to help pay off its debts. Analysts ... [+]
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Early signs promising for Panama canal

Vessel traffic through the enlarged Panama Canal hit its highest since 2012 in January, growing 6% on a year earlier, said global trade intelligence platform Panjiva. But after adjusting for the increased capacity of neopanamax vessels the growth may have been 42%, it added. Some ... [+]
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Brexit could put huge strain on Welsh ports, warns Assembly Member

Labour Welsh Assembly Member Eluned Morgan has warned that the UK leaving the EU customs union could require immense infrastructure at Welsh ports, the BBC reports. There is a danger that freight traffic could be diverted away from Wales if there was a hard border ... [+]
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CMA signs second Alibaba deal

CMA CGM has become the second shipping line to sign a deal with Asian online retailer Alibaba. A memorandum of understanding drawn up in Hangzhou will seek cooperation between the two leading companies in the digital area, with digital services for Alibaba’s users via the ... [+]
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Containerships builds green vessels

Finnish-owned shortsea operator Containerships is having four new dual-fuel container vessels built in Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China, with options for further four. The main engine meets future NOx tier III requirements in gas mode and all vessels are equipped with an auxiliary engine. The ... [+]
The M/V Africa Mercy in port in Cotonou, Benin with fishing canoes in the foreground

Delivering hope to the dockside: Stena teams up with Mercy Ships

Stena Line has signed a long-term partnership to raise and promote volunteering and charitable giving for the Mercy Ships charity. Mercy Ships operates the largest civilian hospital-ship in the world to deliver free, world-class health care services to the world’s poorest people along with helping to ... [+]
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Maersk settles Russian competition case

Maersk Line has settled a competition case with Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service over it and other shipping lines’ use of price announcements in the local market. The agreement is subject to payment of a settlement fee of about US$230,000 by Maersk Line but a previous ... [+]