November 2020

AV Dawsons safety efforts recognised

AV Dawson’s Port of Middlesbrough says it has become the first port to achieve Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)Earned Recognition status. Operators must demonstrate that they have robust systems and processes that promote effective and proactive transport management and the scheme allows DVSA to remotely monitor operators’ compliance systems. [+]

Astral ready to bring vaccine to Africa

Pan-African cargo airline Astral Aviation says it is ready to support the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines across its network of 15 scheduled and 50 charter destinations using its fleet of 14 freighters. Chief executive Sanjeev Gadhia said that Astral has played an important role in immunization programmes including supporting efforts to ... [+]

We’re on top of things, say ports

The UK Major Ports Group said that its members were currently coping with the surge in containers although they were very busy. Some ports were seeing 20% more activity than they did last November but were redeploying resources and utilising extra capacity. Its comments come after reports of serious congestion at ... [+]

Another green power project for PD Ports

PD Ports has signed an agreement with Wentworth Clean Power to bring a second waste-to-energy plant to the Tees Valley. The £430 million, 30-acre project will also be based at Teesport Commerce Park, with an annual capacity of 250,000 tonnes of specialist feedstocks and generating enough power for over 16,000 ... [+]

North and south by rail and water

P&O Ferrymasters has launched a new multimodal service from Italy to Norway. It uses rail links between terminals in northern Italy and the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Moerdijk in the Netherlands with shipping services from there Tananger, Bergen and Ålesund in western Norway. Other ports can be also used ... [+]

More land for Leith offshore work

Forth Ports is making a seven figure privately funded investment at Leith to bring an additional 25 hectares of land to market for the offshore renewables sector. It will include final demolition of the Imperial Grain Silo. Leith has a key role in supporting EDF Renewables’ and ESB’s major offshore wind ... [+]

Felixstowe and Harwich unveil freeport plans

Hutchison Ports has set out its vision for a new freeport, focusing on Felixstowe and Harwich International Port, as part of the government’s consultations to create up to ten such hubs in the UK. Freeport East would be a manufacturing, green energy and innovation hub that would build on existing road ... [+]

Dover disruption ‘inevitable’ Gove warns

There will inevitably be some disruption to freight moving through the Channel ports says Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove. He told the Logistics UK Get Ready for Brexit online seminar on 25 November that while work was going on to eliminate as many risks as possible, his ... [+]

Post-Brexit rules could play havoc with Ulster food chain, says Gove

Companies ending food products from mainland Great Britain to Northern Ireland could face a mass of paperwork, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove told the Logistics UK Get Ready for Brexit online seminar on 25 November. Asked about the current status of the Retailer Movement Scheme that would govern ... [+]

Qatar Airways and DSV donate freight space

Qatar Airways Cargo and DSV have partnered to donate freight capacity to charities fighting the Covid pandemic. They have pledged to carry 1 million kilos of humanitarian aid and medical supplies across the world free of charge between July and the end of 2020, distributed between the airline’s customers who ... [+]

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