June 2021

Stena to move Rotterdam route terminal to Immingham

Stena Line is to move the UK terminal of its Rotterdam (Europoort)-Killingholme service to Immingham from 1 January to handle increased demand for unaccompanied freight, which cannot be catered for in the current port location. Stena Line’s other North Sea route on the Humber, the Hoek van Holland-Killingholme ro-pax service, will remain in Killingholme. ABP Humber director Simon Bird commented: “Over the last year, we have seen the container terminal in the ... [+]

Strong freight growth for DFDS

DFDS said that its total ferry freight volumes in May 2021 was up 31.2% over 2020, or 28% after adjustments for structural route changes. It said that the “extraordinary” growth reflected a recovery from the significant volume reductions in May 2020 caused by Covid-19 related lockdowns. Volumes in May 2021 ... [+]

Wild celebrations in Corby

Europa Warehouse is celebrating the first anniversary of its 750,000sq ft warehouse in Corby, its largest and most high-tech says the third party logistics operator.It completed the seven-football pitch-sized facility in June 2020, opening on time as planned, despite the challenges of Covid-19. Logistics director Maria Torrent March, Europa Warehouse’sShe ... [+]

Forward Computers makes biggest-ever investment

Freight IT specialist Forward Computers has made its largest ever single investment on a new software release. The company is redeveloping and reengineering its product portfolio by investing in the latest technology with a major focus on enhancing user experience, developing an additional user interface which will be rolled out in ... [+]

Change at the top for Maersk in UK and Ireland

AP Moller-Maersk area managing director for the UK and Ireland Jeremy Haycock, who has led the organisation since early 2020, is leaving the company at the end of July to pursue external career opportunities. His replacement is Gary Jeffreys, currently managing director for UK and Ireland at Maersk’s partner in ... [+]

New finance boss for DHL Supply Chain

DHL Supply Chain has appointed Becky Taylor as chief financial officer for UK and Ireland. The is currently vice president commercial for UK and Ireland.  She succeeds Thorsten Kühl, who takes over the role of chief financial officer DHL Supply Chain for Europe, Middle East and Africa. [+]

Two million teu through Adriatic Gate

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services’Croatian subsidiary at the Port of Rijeka has handled a cumulative 2million teu as it celebrates its tenth anniversary. Rail operations have grown significantly, with its share increasing to 42% and rail volume by more than 50% over the last two years, said ... [+]

Ferrymasters goes for it in Genk

P&O Ferrymasters has entered into an agreement with Genk Green Logistics to build a 10,000sq m warehouse near the Port of Genk. The company says it is ideally positioned for the import and export of goods requiring storage for international deep-sea routes and to the UK via the English Channel or ... [+]

Port freight shows Brexit effect

Freight through UK ports fell by 9% to 103.9 million tonnes in the first three months of 2021 compared with January to March 2020, according to the Department for Transport’s latest figures. Inward freight fell by 17%, compared to an 8% fall in export traffic. Total unitised traffic fell by ... [+]

Bridge over troubled water for UK ports

The British Ports Association has published a toolkit for ports and maritime businesses to maximise their commercial opportunities and consider new marketing tactics. Entitled: Seeking Opportunities in Troubled Waters, the toolkit has been produced in conjunction with port consultant Zeina Sawaya-Melville. BPA says that within the last 18 months, Brexit ... [+]

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