A victory against the virus

Ipswich-based Thames Sailing Barge Victor, based outside ABP's Ipswich office at the Old Custom House went for a shakedown sail on the River Orwell in July. Not normally something to remark on - in a normal year, she would make over 100 trips from the Waterfront – but has not sailed since March due to the Covid crisis. In a normal year, Victor and her fellow fleet members would carry ... [+]

Liverpool tops another table

Port Skills has ranked Liverpool and Medway operator Peel Ports in first place - with the lowest rate of significant injuries - in its annual benchmarking results for 2019. It follows a 90% reduction in lost time incidents (LTIs) thanks to the efforts of Peel ... [+]

Rosslare reveals transformation plans

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Railways - IE) is to apply for planning permission for a major transformation of its port of Rosslare in southern Ireland.Rosslare Europort will see over €30 million invested over the next five years including a reconfiguration of the port along with new ... [+]

Freeports would free up Tees potential

PD Ports underlined the huge investment and jobs boost that a freeport on the River Tees could deliver for the local and regional economy, in its response to the Government’s consultation on 8 July.   It said that an innovative and ambitious scheme could enable the whole ... [+]

Ontruck digital platform goes international – updated

Digital road freight platform Ontruck has added international distribution to its portfolio. It enables shippers to book international long-haul full truck loads across core distribution lanes in Western and Central Europe and will facilitate exports from Spain into Portugal, France, Germany, Benelux and Poland and ... [+]

Palletforce Sets Record Volumes

Palletforce Sets Record Volumes EV Cargo’s Palletforce has just set new weekly and daily records for network volumes after successfully implementing a range of measures and member support to protect and grow its business amidst the COVID-19 challenges. Last week Palletforce volumes hit an all-time high with ... [+]

Turkish Cargo takes one in twenty freight shipments

One in 20 airfreight shipments is now carried by Turkish Cargo, says the carrier, quoting May statistics published by World Air Cargo Data. However the global air cargo market has shrunk by 28.5% as a result of the covid pandemic.  The carrier has continued service ... [+]

Hartlepool turns on the gas

PD Ports’ Port of Hartlepool has won a pipeline contract with Italian-owned global oilfield services company Saipem to service the Tolmount field, one of the largest undeveloped gas discoveries in the Southern North Sea. Hartlepool will handle, temporarily store and load 26,000 tonnes of steel pipes ... [+]

CCC celebrates two years with Europa

Full-load road operator Continental Cargo is celebrating its second year since its acquisition by Europa Worldwide Group in 2018. Established in 1973, CCC is one of the biggest players on the roll-on roll-off market between Europe and the UK, and  operates a fleet of 270 trailers, ... [+]

TCS terminal system goes live in Tilbury2

Tata Consultancy Services has deployed its TCS DynaPORT terminal operating system at Forth Ports’ new Tilbury2 unaccompanied freight ferry terminal. The platform is already implemented at Forth Ports’ lo lo container terminals at Tilbury and Grangemouth in Scotland. It streamlines order-to-invoice processes and supports vessel, ... [+]