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Felixstowe to boost DFDS capacity

The Port of Felixstowe and DFDS said on 21 January that they had agreed to increase ro ro capacity at the UK port by over 40% including a new linkspan, tractor units and 300 additional trailer parking. The port’s chief executive Clemence Cheng, said the investment was driven by long-term confidence in the ro/ro route between Felixstowe and Rotterdam and that there was increasing interest in ro ro and short sea ... [+]

Ship operator gets wind in its sails

Specialist shipping operator BBC Chartering is targeting the global yachting community with a new BBC Yacht Transport service. With more than 160 vessels trading globally, BBC Chartering says it offers yacht owners the highest regular sailing frequency for heavy lift vessels in the market, along ... [+]

Brisk business for ABP South Wales

ABP South Wales saw an increase in several commodities during 2018 following investment in infrastructure and services. Chemicals products and steel were both 10% up on 2017, while coal increased by 38%. Timber saw a 22% increase in imports while import and export of mineral ... [+]

Stena’s new ship takes to the water

Stena Line has launched the first of its next generation of ro pax ferries at the Avic Weihai Shipyard in China. The Stena Estrid is on schedule to enter service on the Dublin to Holyhead route in early 2020, the first of three ... [+]

I’ve had it up to here, says forwarding boss

Ian Baxter, chairman of international forwarder, Baxter Freight, says he is “fed up with this rotten Parliament” for failing to give businesses any clarity on what is going to happen on Brexit Day, now less than ten weeks away. He spoke out after Parliament rejected ... [+]

Virgin and Delta to move to hi-tech Heathrow site

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo will move to a new purpose-built facility at dnata City East, in the second half of 2019. The new site will double their cargo footprint at Heathrow, to 335,000 sq ft and it will offer more automation and faster ... [+]

ABP boosts Ipswich storage space

ABP’s Port of Ipswich has invested £700,000 in of a demountable warehouse to accommodate growing business from Clarksons Port Services. The latter’s managing director, Andy Rham, said the building would enhance storage capacity, mainly for grains and other bulk cargoes. [+]

Shipping chiefs hail world’s largest alliance

CMA CGM chief hails world’s largest shipping alliance CMA CGM, Cosco Shipping, Evergreen and OOCL have formally launched the third - ‘Day 3’ - version of their of Ocean Alliance Product, described as the world’s largest operational agreement between shipping companies. From April this year ... [+]

One hundred not out for Lancashire haulier

Preston-based Bowker Transport is celebrating its 100th birthday with a new livery. It replicates its vintage blue, red and gold colour scheme and will debut on two Volvo tractor units, donated by the manufacturer for use during the Centenary year. Bowker Transport was established in 1919 ... [+]

Broekman extends Indian empire

Rotterdam-based Broekman Logistics has opened its 15th branch in India, in Hyderabad. Broekman Logistics India offers air, sea, road, and rail services, warehousing and distribution and is the exclusive Indian partner in the global operating NVOCC, Flash Line 2000. [+]