First of many for Metsä in Ipswich

ABP’s Port of Ipswich has handled its first shipment for Finnish timber firm Metsä Wood UK. It follows the opening of its newest UK terminal at Shed 10 earlier this month. ABP also provides port services to the wider Metsä Group in Hull and Swansea. [caption id="attachment_28193" align="alignleft" width="300"] Andy Constable (second left), head of operations at ABP’s Port of Ipswich and Ian Hawkesworth, National Joinery Sales Manager, Metsä Wood UK, ... [+]

U-Freight takes e-solutions to Malaysia

The U-Freight Group is introducing its e+Solutions logistics product for e-commerce start-ups in Malaysia, six months after its launch in Hong Kong. The e+ Solutions service aims to help small businesses with their logistics needs and capitalise on the global e-commerce market. The service is ... [+]

Another piece in the Tilbury2 jigsaw

A 360-tonne bridge has been lifted into place as part of construction of a the new Tilbury2 freight ro ro port. The steel bridge was towed from Rotterdam to the site and then lifted into place. It is the first of three components to be installed ... [+]

Estrid is on her way to Ireland

Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid has departed the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in north-western China, bound for its new home on the Irish Sea. She is the first of five next generation Stena Line RoPax vessels to be completed at the shipyard and is now en ... [+]

Groveport puts steel into PD Ports’ business

PD Ports has completed the first phase of a handling facility at its Groveport at Scunthorpe site in partnership with All Steels Trading. Construction of the new facility, which commenced in March, is the largest single investment in the last decade at Groveport and is ... [+]

Entrepreneurs of the future take a look at Larne

P&O Ferries welcomed students from St Killian’s College, Ballymena, to the Port of Larne this month for a look into the career opportunities available in logistics. The ‘Exploring Logistics’ event took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week (18-24 November), was hosted in partnership with Mid and East ... [+]

Planners pay tribute to Tilbury team

Forth Ports scooped the inaugural National Infrastructure Planning Association Award for “Best Project” at the organisation’s celebration in London on 21 November for its Tilbury 2 scheme. The judges praised the team behind the Development Consent Order Process planning. Tilbury2 is under construction on 150 acres on the north bank of the Thames. ... [+]

Port of Tyne is offshore-ready

The Port of Tyne says it is making further progress to prepare its site for offshore wind manufacturers as round four of the tender process by the Crown Estate for renewable energy projects nears completion. The port is investing in the third phase of clearance and ... [+]

ACL extends Liverpool contact

Grimaldi’s Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has agreed a new 15-year contract extension for its container and roll-on/roll-off operations at the Port of Liverpool until 2035. Liverpool owner Peel Ports Group is making a significant investment at Royal Seaforth Container Terminal accommodate ACL’s new fleet of ... [+]

East Midlands train terminal on time

Construction of the rail terminal at East Midlands Gateway is making rapid progress and it is on schedule for official opening at the start of 2020, says Maritime Transport. It has recently taken delivery of three new Sany reach stackers and two Sany empty container ... [+]

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