January 2017

Pumping gas

Certas Energy and Peel Ports have officially opened the new truck refuelling site at the Port of Liverpool. High speed pumps that pump 120 litres of fuel per minute will allow eight vehicles to fill up at the same time. [+]

Ports and people to be World Maritime Day theme

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) said that its theme for World Maritime Day 2017 would be "Connecting Ships, Ports and People". At a ceremony at Felixcstowe on 18 January, IMO secretary general, Kitack Lim, said the key objectives would be improving cooperation between ports and ships and developing a closer ... [+]

Brexit – still more questions than answers

The Prime Minister raised more questions than answers in her widely anticipated ‘Brexit speech’ to the House of Commons today (17 January). Teresa May confirmed speculation that the UK would carry out a ‘hard Brexit’, leaving the single European market but she pledged to push for “frictionless” trade with Europe and ... [+]

Top tips for transport integration

Software specialist AEB has published a white paper on the often vexed question of how business can integrate their transport partners into their IT environment. Titled “Five tips for IT-based collaboration with carriers and parcel services”, the white paper can be downloaded free of charge at https://www.aeb.com/uk/media/white-paper-carrier-integration.php [+]

DP World to develop Kazakhstan logistics

Port operator DP World has agreed with the Government of Kazakhstan to develop a special economic zone in Aktau. Group chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem signed a memorandum of understanding with the governor of Mangistau, Akim Alik Aidarbayev in the presence of First Deputy Prime Minister, Askar Mamin.  ... [+]

Polish spit and polish for P&O ships

P&O Ferries is sending four ships from its North Sea and Short Sea fleets to the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk this season for upgrades and re-fit work. The 32,000-ton sister ships the Pride of York and the Pride of Bruges, which operate on the Hull-Zeebrugge route, are due to sail ... [+]

Port workers protest over lack of Liverpool loos-updated

Dock workers staged a protest on 13 January over the lack of welfare facilities for workers and drivers visiting Peel Ports’ newly enlarged Liverpool Seaforth container terminal. Members of the Unite union criticised the toilet facilities which it said were inadequate for the 350 workers at the site, the lack of ... [+]

Dunkirk leads French ports fightback

French ports are winning back their natural business and regaining their market share from foreign competitors, the boss of Dunkirk told a press conference in Lille on 12 January. The port of Dunkirk's container traffic hit a record 341,000teu in 2016, said chief executive Stefane Raison. At a press conference to ... [+]

Hopeful signs for Boulgne-Calais, good year for Eurotunnel

Boulogne Calais port said that a good fourth quarter in 2016 had brought hope in an otherwise difficult year in 2016. Truck traffic suffered from the presence of migrants around the port up until October and the port lost some market share as it only managed to grow its freight ... [+]

Multimodal awards – nominations open

Nominations for the FTA Multimodal Awards are now open but close on 31 January. They are: The Seafreight Operator of the Year Award- sponsored by Freightliner The Air Cargo Operator of the Year Award The Road Freight Operator of the Year Award The Rail Freight Operator of the Year Award ... [+]

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