September 2016

AP Moller does the split

The AP Møller - Mærsk group is to be split into separate transport and energy businesses under a reorganisation flagged up in June. The new transport arm will offer new products, digitalised services and individualised customer solutions, the company stated, adding that it intended “to find solutions for the oil and oil related businesses within 24 months”. Board chairman Michael Pram Rasmussen said separating the two divisions would enable both to ... [+]

Tyne appoints safety chief

Port of Tyne has appointed Tim Ingram as business assurance director responsible for health and safety, environmental, quality and risk management matters. He was previously group HSSE director for Dana Petroleum. [+]

Miami to be South America gateway for AMI

Airfreight and express wholesaler AMI plans to open up the South American market with a new office in Miami and a deal with the region’s premier wholesaler covering ten South American countries. AMI’s new strategic partner is Craft Group: a Brazil-based neutral ocean- and air freight wholesaler and NVOCC which ... [+]

Ferrymen face Brexit conundrum

The ferry sector could be hit especially hard by Brexit UK Chamber of Shipping chief executive, Guy Platten, CEO will tell the Interferry trade association at its annual conference in Manila on 17-18 October. Platten, who will be giving the keynote speech at the gathering ,is expected to say that while ... [+]

Contargo doubles Basel-Rotterdam route

Intermodal operator Contargo is to double its rail service between its Weil terminal in Basel, Switzerland and Rotterdam to six departures a week. The additional trains depart on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday respectively. Contargo also operates rail services three times a week between Weil and Antwerp as well as barge ... [+]

The folding stuff can save you money

Holland Container Innovations is holding demonstrations of its 4FOLD foldable box at the HCCR depot in Hamburg on Tuesday, 27 September, Wednesday, 28 September and Thursday, 13 October. The events are open to everyone following registration. Empty 4FOLD containers can be folded to a quarter of its normal height, allowing ... [+]

Southampton invests for bigger ships

DP World Southampton has taken over an extra 11.2 acres to the north east of its terminal, creating 640 extra container ground spaces. It will support operations at the new SCT 5 deep-water berth, which opened in March 2014. It will also improve productivity by reducing the distance for straddle carriers ... [+]

Learning to love the lorry

PD Ports is doing its bit to introduce the logistics industry to pupils as a possible career path and help head off a driver shortfall. A fleet of trucks from Tees Valley haulage firms were on display for young people to explore at the Inspire2Learn education centre in Eston, near Redcar, ... [+]

A death-free day on Europe’s roads?

Safety campaigners want tomorrow (Wednesday 21 September) to be the first “European Day Without A Road Death”, otherwise known as Project EDWARD. The project is supported by all 30 members of TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, and will highlight all the work being done by organisations to try and halve ... [+]

Germany set to relent on longer trucks?

German may relax its policy not to allow longer and heavier trucks, reports the European Shippers Council. It reports that the country’s position may change by the end of this year, after a test of the vehicles and subject to a positive review by the minister. The news was welcomed ... [+]

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