December 2019

Stena’s Estrid makes it to Holyhead

Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid arrived in Holyhead on the morning of Monday 23 December after a five-week 10,000 mile voyage from China, where she was built, via Singapore, the Malacca Straits, the Indian Ocean Suez Canal and Algeciras. The first of five next generation Stena Line RoPax vessels to be completed at the shipyard, Stena Estrid sailed into the Welsh port at approximately 7.00am, following a brief stop in ... [+]

Islands specialist joins pallet network

EV Cargo company Palletforce has recruited Steve Porter Transport as its 13th new member this year. The company will cover the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight for the network from depots in Southampton and Portsmouth.     [+]

Kirk invests in Titan but no change of captain

Danish family-owned investment firm Kirk Kapital has acquired 30% of container storage specialist Titan Containers. Titan has offices in 17 countries, with over 100 depots and is particularly strong in refrigerated container storage, operating a fleet of over 30,000 boxes. Kirk is investings around DKK140 million to support Titan’s continued growth ... [+]

Tug crews get the bird

There’s no escaping the Christmas Turkey, even when you’re tossing around in the middle of a river on the 25th. Forth Ports has ensured that the crew manning the Craigleith tug on the River Forth on Christmas Day don’t miss out on the 500 birds it distributes to its Scottish port ... [+]

Etihad achieves CEIV Fresh standard

Etihad Cargo has become the second carrier to achieve IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh), in Abu Dhabi, as well as the first Middle East airline and the second global carrier to hold both CEIV Fresh and CEIV Pharma certifications. The CEIV Feresh certification covers Etihad Cargo’s ... [+]

Xellz seeks Irish base

Netherlands-owned XELLZ is investigating a potential offshore supply base location in the South and South-East of Ireland to serve future offshore renewable wind energy projects. President and chief executive Peter Bouwhuis says the company has  already started discussions with ports and landowners to find a location with sufficient infrastructure. [+]

FTA unfazed by Heathrow delay

The Freight Transport Association says it is confident that there will be only a short delay to the building of Heathrow’s third runway after the Civil Aviiation Authority’s announcement on 20 December that the project would be paused by at least a year. Policy manager Zoe McLernan, said: “FTA supports expansion ... [+]

Neele-Vat Logistics to buy Mammoet

Rotterdam-based logistics service provider and forwarder Neele-Vat Logistics is to buy Mammoet Ferry Transport, which has operations in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria. The move will strengthen Neele-Vat’s position in European road transport, and in particular the UK market. It has offices in Preston Brook in England and ... [+]

Mann Lines adds Rotterdam – updated

Mann Lines Ro-Ro service will add Rotterdam to its regular liner service, with the first call on 22 January at the Broekman Distriport Terminal. The schedule will be Harwich - Rotterdam - Cuxhaven - Paldiski - Turku - Bremerhaven - Harwich. The service can handle all types of cargo including trailers, cars, ... [+]

United Airlines to fly Dublin-San Francisco in June

United Airlines will launch daily nonstop flights between Dublin and San Francisco on 5 June 2020, becoming the only US airline to offer daily flights between Ireland and the West Coast. It will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. [+]

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