February 2014

ABP suggests compromise in the Humber

Associated British Ports has produced what it describes as a compromise proposal that would allow both its own s Immingham Western Deepwater Jetty (IWDJ) and Able UK's Marine Energy Park (AMEP) to go ahead in the Humber Estuary. ABP says it believes that such a solution is eminently achievable and that the joint use of the Special Parliamentary Procedure by both ABP and Able to amend the consent is the ... [+]

Ramsgate animal export ban was unlawful, says judge

The High Court ruled on 27 February that a ban imposed by Thanet District Council on live animal exports through Ramsgate in September 2012 was unlawful, the BBC reported. Mr Justice Birss said the council, which owns the port, would now have to pay damages to the three companies affected, ... [+]

Don’t be hair-brained…

Hairdressing is still girls' career of choice, bemoans Women in Logistics UK, on the eve of National Careers Week (3-7 March). However, there are ten times as many jobs in Logistics, it points out. According to official statistics, there are fewer than 250,000 jobs in hair and beauty and the ... [+]

Hull-Sweden shipping link axed

UK/Scandinavia shipping line TransPal Line has been closed down, say owners TransAtlantic. The Swedish operator blamed weak market conditions facing its Industrial Shipping division. TransPal ran regular container services from Hull – which had lately taken over from Goole as the UK call – to Hamburg, Szczecin (Poland), Ahus and Norrkoping ... [+]

Tilbury triples trainees

The Port of Tilbury in Essex says it will triple the number of trainees it takes on, from 20 in 2013 to at least 60 in 2014. Launched last year, Traineeships give unemployed young people work preparation training and work experience as well as English and maths qualifications. They are ... [+]

Commission consults on shipping consortia

The European Commission is inviting comments on a proposal to continue the consortia block exemption regulation that exempts liner shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules. The current regulation is due to expire in April 2015. According to the Commission, if consortia are faced with sufficient competition and are not used to ... [+]

Air New Zealand joins Qantas at dnata City

Hot on the heels that Australia's Qantas is to shift its Heathrow operations to dnata City, fellow Down Under flag carrier Air New Zealand has announced that it too is moving to the new facility. The carrier has moved into Unit Three of the purpose-built cargo logistics centre, at Heathrow, ... [+]

Incentivise rail terminals, GBRf tells DfT

GB Railfreight told the Department for Transport that there should be incentives for investment in Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges (SRFIs) and freight warehouse facilities across the network, in its submission to the consultation on the draft National Networks National Policy Statement (NN NPS). The rail operator also asked that any ... [+]

Minister to address rail freight conference

Transport minister Stephen Hammond will give the opening address at the 22nd Annual Rail Freight Group Conference on 4 June at Dentons law firm in St Pauls, London. This year's event will explore themes including, among others, what the HS2 high-speed rail line means for the rail freight industry, the ... [+]

Stena buys Celtic Link

Stena Line has acquired Irish-owned Celtic Link ferry service which operates from Rosslare to Cherbourg. Celtic Link currently provides a three times weekly service with the Mv Celtic Horizon, which has a capacity of 120 freight units, 1,000 passengers and 200 cars. Stena's route manager (Irish Sea South) Ian Davies described ... [+]

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