December 2010

Van der Vlist Move Large Vessels in Rotterdam

International Heavy Transport Company Van der Vlist have recently completed a local quay movement in Rotterdam, moving several large vessels from the ship to storage.  The size of the larger pieces was phenomenal, but by using  specialist modular equipment they posed  no problem whatsoever. The items will be moved again once the delivery address is ready to accept them. Van der Vlist have the equipment to move anything that can legally be ... [+]

Giant of the seas

CMA CGM Group’s flagship and largest French-flagged containership Christophe Colomb became the 100th vessel of more than 10,000 teus to call at the port of Le Havre on 6 December. The ship is the first in a series of eight vessels named after great explorers, and has a capacity of ... [+]

Dover’s biggest ready for service

P&O Ferries' Spirit of Britain, at 49,000 tonnes the largest ferry ever designed for the Dover Strait, made her first sea trials in late November and early December. She is due to go into service in late January and will be joined by a sister vessel in September. [+]

GAC expands UK network with new Sheffield office at Bramall Lane, home of Sheffield Utd FC

GAC Logistics has opened an office in Sheffield, its tenth in the UK. It will provide a wide range of services and solutions to serve companies throughout South Yorkshire and the North Midlands. GAC is planning to open a further eight locations in the UK over the next two years. [+]

Irish award

CMA-CGM Shipping Ireland won the Port of Cork-sponsored the Irish Exporter Awards in the ‘Deep Sea Shipping Company’ category in Dublin on 25 November. It was made for the French-owned line's record in providing global container shipping solutions for companies in all sectors. [+]

Hospital ship work wins award

London-based insurance company Thomas Miller has won the Insurance Day Corporate Social Responsibility Award for its sponsorship of the Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust (see FBJ 2, page 4). The UK charity is renovating a 19th century ship as a clinic to provide medical services to the lakeside people of Malawi. ... [+]

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