November 2011

No early plans for sell-off, says CSAV

Chilean shipping line CSAV has refuted reports that it has asked its financial advisor to find a buyer for its container business. While the operator said it had implemented a “profound” restructuring plan to tackle the challenges faced by the company and the industry, its plan “involves the search for a strategic partner for our container business” but its financial advisor Celfin Capital had not been specifically instructed to find ... [+]

Dover Terminal 2 plans approved

The Government has formally given the go-ahead to the port of Dover's planned second ferry terminal (Terminal 2). The trust port, which is also in the middle of a privatisation plan, said that the £400 million scheme would go ahead “when market conditions require its construction” and would effectively double ... [+]

Green light for new Grimsby car terminal

ABP said on 28 November that the development of Grimsby River Terminal (GRT) would go ahead – the largest  ever capital investment in the port – alongside a new long-term agreement with Volkswagen Group. ABP will invest over £25 million in the new terminal on the river Humber, offering significantly ... [+]

Fair wind for PD Ports in Immingham

PD Ports' specialist stevedoring team received five wind turbine shipments from Danish freight forwarders, Bluewater Shipping in ABP's port of Immingham recently. The 80 metre high Vestas-built turbines, (four times as high as the Angel of the North), were part of a project for 22 complete turbines and is the ... [+]

Fedex goes into action for children

FedEx Express has teamed up with Action for Children to deliver support to the UK's most vulnerable children and young people with a month-long charity drive by the two organisations. As part of the FedEx Cares program, more than 43 employees spent 427 hours volunteering their time, skills and fundraising ... [+]

Emission targets are unrealistic

Think again on sulphur rules, says ferry group Trade association Interferry is warning that operators in northern Europe face a near-impossible choice in trying to meet the 2015 deadline for ultra-low sulphur emissions from bunker fuel. It said that the legislation would also lead to a shift from short-sea to ... [+]

Forwarders group seeks new members

The Famous Pacific Shipping Group resolved to increase membership of the worldwide network of forwarders in specific geographical areas, following its AGM. The Asia-based NVOCC and freight forwarding network said it planned to recruit new member companies in growing global market, mainly the former Soviet bloc countries in East and ... [+]

Aramex in China joint venture

Aramex has launched a joint venture company with Sinotrans Air Transportation Development (Sinoair), as part of the Middle East-owned logistics provider strategy to expand its presence in key global emerging markets. Sinoair is the leading provider of freight forwarding, international and domestic express, cargo transportation and logistics services in China. ... [+]

Move puts Yusen Leeds in a new league

Yusen Logistics (UK), the NYK Group's forwarding arm, has moved its Leeds operation from Castleford to a new operation in Stourton, south east of the city. The new facility is an integral part of Yusen Logistics' high-security network and operates as a cross-dock platform and storage facility, and will play a ... [+]

New wagons bring European piggyback services a step closer

'Piggyback'-style operation between Spain and the UK has moved a step closer with the authorisation of the Modalohr type wagon for use in the Channel Tunnel. Modalohr wagons, built by LOHR Industries, are already used on dedicated rail freight corridors across France. Their low level, articulated design allows side loading of ... [+]

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