Exis launches Hazchack portal

Exis Technologies has launched Hazcheck Inspections, a web-based database and access portal for inspection companies to plan and enter details of cargo inspections completed on behalf of container or vessel operators. Developed with the help of US-based safety organisation National Cargo Bureau and Port Supervisor Rotterdam, it allows container or vessel operators to view or download inspection results and/or analytics securely. Operators have the option to send cargo details to ... [+]

Xeneta: 45 million and counting

Ocean freight benchmarking and market intelligence platform Xeneta now has 45 million data points from a community of over 700 leading businesses, covering more than 160,000 port to port pairings, says the Oslo-headquartered company. Chief executive Patrik Berglund says it has added over two million long-term ... [+]

Port health could be major threat to post-Brexit supply chain

The British Ports Association (BPA) has warned that without agreements on cross-border environmental health standards there could be major disruption at UK and EU ports. It follows publication of the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee report on ‘Brexit: Trade in Food’ on 18 February ... [+]

Belfast reaches record despite economic storms

Trade through Belfast increased to a record 23.7m tonnes, up by 600,000 tonnes or 3% on the previous year, the port said in an announcement on 19 February. The port said that the increase came despite the low level of growth in the local economy, significant ... [+]

Stena upgrades Holyhead as freight booms

Stena Line Ports says it is investing more than £4m in upgrades to improve infrastructure at Holyhead to cope with record volumes of freight. The upgrades will include the creation of additional freight space and refurbishment to the Terminal 3 ramp. Work starts today and will ... [+]

THE Alliance to serve Southampton and London Gateway

Members of THE Alliance - Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming – have announced further details of the planned new schedules for April. Some details of the new service were announced in December. Two services from the Far East to Europe will call in ... [+]

Antwerp seeks UK representative

The port of Antwerp is to appoint a full-time representative in London, in order to keep in closer touch with the economic situation in the UK now that Brexit is looming. With an annual freight volume of nearly 14 million tonnes (2017), commercial relations between the ... [+]

Out of the blue –Setubal’s new port could be gateway to the Med

Developers of the Blue Atlantic industrial and logistics park at Setubal, 40km south of Lisbon in Portugal have unveiled plans for an 800metre quay capable of berthing two Panamax container ships. The 96-hectare site is aimed at maritime, ports and logistics investors and, says project lead ... [+]

Wallenius does the double in Zeebrugge

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has signed a $20 million agreement with the Port of Zeebrugge to develop 49 hectares at Bastenaken West, nearly doubling the footprint of its terminal. “The agreement marks the next step in WWL’s long-term commitment to the Port of Zeebrugge, the largest RoRo ... [+]

Rotterdam resumes growth

Rotterdam port’s container tonnage rose 12.3% in 2017 while total cargo throughput rose 1.3%, with the port returning to the growth trend seen before 2016. The increase in containers was offset by a fall in dry bulk of 2.6% and in wet bulk of 4.1%. ... [+]