Freight News

Ferrymasters add Rotterdam space

P&O Ferrymasters has opened a 17,000sq m warehouse facility in Europoort (Rotterdam) to support its trans-Continental operations. It will significantly expand storage capacity and consists of two 7,500sq m close to the Maasvlakte 2 area in Rotterdam and the Europoort ferry terminal, making it  ideally positioned to accommodate the import and export of goods requiring storage for routes on the deep sea, short sea and North Sea. [+]

Liverpool2, phase two

McLaughlin & Harvey has been awarded the contract to deliver the next phase of the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. The multi-million project will significantly increase the footprint and add ten cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes and three ship-to-shore cranes (STS). There will also be additional ... [+]

Cargo thefts alarm insurers

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) says that cargo crime has reached “alarming proportions” in a position paper published on 17 September, and has urged further steps to make it more secure. In particular, enforcement agencies should  increase transnational cooperation, it said. IUMI's Policy Forum ... [+]

Pentagon grows its own talent

Aberdeen forwarder Pentagon Freight Services has launched an apprenticeship scheme aimed at redressing the industry’s skills shortages. The company, which specialises in oil and gas equipment, is taking on three young recruits who will undergo 15 weeks of training within the operations team. Based in the ... [+]

Peel sells Liverpool Airport stake

Infrastructure investment manager Ancala Partners has completed acquisition of a 45% interest in Liverpool John Lennon Airport for an undisclosed sum on behalf of its funds. Ancala has purchased 35% of the airport from ports and property owner Peel Group and 10% from Liverpool City ... [+]

Carmody to head up WFS in UK

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has appointed Paul Carmody as managing director of its UK cargo operations. He was previously head of UK operations and has held senior positions at Menzies Aviation in Canada and the US prior to joining WFS in 2009. He will be ... [+]

Fast box booking from Hamburg Süd

Shipping line Hamburg Süd is now offering INSTANT, a digital application that makes booking containers easier and faster. Users can view fixed prices and book their cargo directly online, up to four weeks prior to the planned shipment. The earlier the booking is made, the ... [+]

Help us face future challenges, says road union

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) called on international organisations, governments and industry stakeholders to safeguard road transport in the face of myriad challenges, in its manifesto published on 17 September. It said that the industry is beset by geopolitical unrest, climate change concerns, a chronic ... [+]

So far so good for Europa Belfast

Europa Road's Belfast branch is celebrating a successful first year in business during September. It provides 30 daily freight departures between Northern Ireland and continental Europe via Europa’s 1Hub facility in Dartford in partnership with local operator Liam Connolly.  Shipments are collected and shipped on ... [+]

Stena brings symbol of peace to Belfast

Stena Line owner Dan Sten Olsson has applauded the unveiling of The Knotted Gun sculpture in Belfast by the Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF). The city will join New York, Tokyo, Stockholm, Cape Town and Berlin in hosting a permanent version of the work, thanks to ... [+]