Double vision on the Channel

P&O Ferries has released the first official images of its new ‘double-ended’ 230-metre long super-ferries due to go into service between Dover and Calais from 2023. They will cut fuel use by 40% through a combination of fuel and battery propulsion while a heat recovery system will further reduce their carbon footprint. A power management system will close down parts of the ship when not in use. The double-ended design and two ... [+]

Maritime Minister takes a look at Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury welcomed Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani on 24 January  to see progress of the new Tilbury2 port which is due to start operations in April 2020. The Minister also learned about the port’s community outreach, employment and re-training programmes to support former armed ... [+]

Agilty signs refugee aid deal

Freight forwarder Agility has signed a partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced to deliver essential services to Malaysia’s 178,000 refugees, most of them Rohingyas from Myanmar. Announced at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos, the deal includes a $100,000 donation from ... [+]

First-class pods for pooches

Delta Cargo has introduced a new CarePod carrier for its four-legged passengers that it says will offer a best-in-class travel experience for pets. It follows five years of research, development and testing, as well as a successful two-month trial, CarePod will be exclusively offered at eight ... [+]

Simpex buys Dover customs agent

Express freight and fast van specialist Simpex Express has acquired Dover-based customs clearance specialist Samphire Cargo. Samphire has been Simpex’s customs agent for the past nine years. Simpex managing director Simon Beechener commented: “Samphire has supported our express activities outside of the EU which have grown ... [+]

DP World takes a slice of Swissterminal

Dubai-based global port operator DP World is to take a 44% stake in Swissterminal, the leading container terminal operator in Switzerland, for an undisclosed sum. Founders the Mayer family will remain the majority shareholder. Swissterminal, headquartered in Frenkendorf near Basel, also operates terminals in Zurich-Niederglatt, ... [+]

PD Ports makes the grade

PD Ports has become one of the first UK port operators to achieve certification to the ISO 50001 Energy standard across all its 13 operations. After previously achieving ISO 14001 in 2012, the port operator successfully achieved ISO 50001 accreditation for reaching the international standard for ... [+]

DSV ticks all the boxes for the Red Cross

Freight forwarder DSV has provided a new warehouse for the Danish Red Cross to help it to respond quickly to disasters anywhere in the world. The new facilities are in the first part of the Hedeland distribution centre which will have a total capacity of 150,000sq ... [+]

It’s a slam-dunk for BIFA award-winners

Basketball star and broadcaster Ade Adepitan revealed the winners of the British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards 2019 on 16 January. The winners of the eight General, Modal, and Specialist categories in the Awards, which has established a benchmark of quality for the British freight ... [+]

New chiefs for Tees port users group

AV Dawson managing director Gary Dawson and Redcar Bulk Terminal managing director Garry O’Malley are the new chair and vice chair, respectively, at the Tees and Hartlepool Port Users Association (THPUA). Dawson takes over the reins from former chair, Stuart Brookes, whom he has supported as ... [+]