December 2019

Dover Cargo Terminal West is open for business

The Port of Dover officially opened its new lo lo cargo terminal on 8 December with a call by Seatrade vessel Lady Rosebay at its new Dover Cargo Terminal West. Dover has long handled general cargo including perishables from Central and South America but the new facility will open it up to a whole range of commodities. Breakbulk steel rebar was recently discharged through the facility for the first time ever ... [+]

Maersk reefer route to switch from Portsmouth to Southampton

Maersk Line is to switch the UK call for its ECUBEX South America reefer box service from Portsmouth due to an increase in vessel size from 2,500 to 2,900teu. The new vessels are too large to fit in Portsmouth as it is currently configured. The last Portsmouth call will be on ... [+]

New name for island freight firm

Paul Davis Freight Services and Channel Island Lines have a new name for their combined companies following their merger  – PDFS. Founded 40 years ago, Paul Davis Freight merged with CI Lines 30 months ago, moving to new purpose-built 40,000sq ft premises in Southampton in November 2018. The company also has an ... [+]

Diversity can be fun, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to teams for The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2020. The event, for which BIFA is a supporting organisation, aims to promote the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion across the logistics industry, as well as the business benefits, through a ... [+]

A14 bypass is Christmas come early for FTA

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed opening of the Huntingdon Southern Bypass on the A14 between the Midlands and Felixstowe a year ahead of schedule. Head of east and south of England, Natalie Chapman, said the early launch “showcases the best in British ingenuity, hard work and efficiency; FTA and ... [+]

Ulster imports could face EU tariffs

Around three quarters of Northern Ireland’s imports of goods from other locations, including Great Britain, would be subject to EU tariffs on arrival – which flies in the face of a recent government assertion that the province would remain within the UK customs territory, says director of the UK Trade ... [+]

Eddie Stobart rescue plan approved

Shareholders of troubled logistics operator Eddie Stobart have approved a plan by major shareholder, DBay Advisors, it to £55m through high-interest bonds. DBay will take control of the company, increasing its stake to 51%. Eddie Stobart chief executive Alex Laffey stood down in the summer following an accounting error that ... [+]

New tunnel unlocks Suez port potential

Road access to the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) has been radically improved with the opening of the 3rd July tunnel, also referred to as Port Said tunnel, under the Suez Canal, says APM Terminals. It follows the opening of the Ismailia tunnel earlier this year and the 30th June Axis ... [+]

Tyne unveils vision for the future

Port of Tyne  has launched the ‘Tyne 2050’, new strategic plan for the port, a long-term vision that will aims for it to become a gateway to help transform both the region and the maritime industry and fully aligned to the Government’s Maritime 2050 strategy and to the North East ... [+]

Airlines’ Heathrow footprint set for takeoff

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has signed a pre-let agreement with airfreight handler dnata for a 115,000sq ft facility at Heathrow dnata City East site, subject to planning consent. It will operate in conjunction with the newly-completed 250,000 sq ft warehouse also operated by dnata for ... [+]

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