P&O Ferries gets into container shipping

P&O Ferries is to launch a new dedicated lo lo service between Hull and Zeebrugge on 3 May. The ferry and logistics company has chartered the 118 metre Elisabeth, a 5,000-ton container ship which will make three round-trips per week between, complementing the existing passenger and freight ro ro service. Although ferry operators increasingly carry containers and swap bodies on ro ro services, this is the first time for many years that ... [+]

Brussels clears Maersk-Hamburg Sud merger

The European Commission cleared Maersk Line’s acuisition of Germany’s Hamburg Süd on 10 April, subject to the latter’s withdrawal from five consortia on trade routes connecting Northern Europe with Central America/Caribbean, West Coast South America, Middle East and the Mediterranean with West Coast South America ... [+]

Boxship owner goes bust

Shipowner Rickmers Maritime Trust is to be wound up, victim of the Hanjin collapse last summer. Analysts VesselsValue said the value of its fleet fell by around 45% due to distressed market transactions following the collapse of Korean carrier. It also suffered because all its ... [+]

Good start for Stena in Heysham

Stena Line has reported a 9% year on year increase in its freight volumes on the Belfast – Heysham service during the first quarter of 2017. In the first three months of it carried over 31 000 freight units on the service making it one ... [+]

Felixstowe welcomes new Turkey link

A new joint weekly Cocso-OOCL North Europe Turkey Express service has made its first call in Felixstowe. It also calls at Hamburg, Antwerp, Piraeus, Istanbul-Ambarli (Kumport), Gebze (Yilport), Izmir and Salerno. Cosco Shipping and OOCL are both members of the new Ocean Alliance which has ... [+]

Work starts on Irish Sea giant

Irish Continental Group chief executive, Eamonn Rothwell and managing director of its Irish Ferries, arm Andrew Sheen, cut the first metal for a new cruise ferry at the Flensburger shipyard on 7 April. The €144million vessel is scheduled for delivery in mid 2018 and will ... [+]

Good week for FBJ at Multimodal

As usual FBJ enjoyed Multimodal at the NEC last week. It was great to see so many happy readers, on our stand and at the bar! After its 10th Anniversary year Multimodal remains the only truly complete meeting place for the logistics industry. We produced a daily ... [+]

Tilbury upgrades Amsterdam link

Tilbury's London Container Terminal has secured a four year agreement with SCS Multiport to handle its newly upgraded ATS (Amsterdam Tilbury Service) on the back of long term commitments from a number of cargo owners. The three times a week shuttle between Amsterdam and Tilbury ... [+]

Dunkerque signs customs deal

The port of Dunkerque has signed an agreement with the Regional Directorate of Customs and Excise to develop industrial, logistics and commercial services, speed up transit through and coordinate with transport operators at regional, national and international level.   [+]

No fall-off in P&O Ferries freight growth

P&O Ferries carried more freight across the English Channel in the first three months of the year than at any time in its modern history. It moved 361,100 lorries during January-March, almost 11% higher than the corresponding period in 2016 and 9% higher than the ... [+]