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New vessel to give inland waterway freight a push

Lithuanian ship designer Western Baltic Engineering (WBE) has unveiled the Electric Eeel, which it believes is the first ever electric pusher vessel on Europe’s inland waterways. Klaipeda headquartered WBE said the first electric pusher is due to be built next year for the Lithuanian Inland Waterways Authority, and could replace diesel pushers which presently dominate the market for propelling barges around Europe’s inland waterways. The move is in response to pressure ... [+]

Canal vision

With the European Union calling for greenhouse gas emissions to be cut by at least 55% by 2030, Japanese-owned forwarder Nippon Express has launched a last-mile delivery in Venice using hydrogen-powered boats for deliveries, primarily to luxury fashion shops. The boats are equipped with removable ... [+]

Brussels to build more Solidarity Lanes to Ukraine

The European Commission is planning to extend four European transport corridors to Ukraine and Moldova, including the ports of Mariupol and Odessa. Transport Commissioner Adina Valean said it was part of Brussels efforts to create ‘Solidarity Lanes’ and help Ukraine continue to export its grain ... [+]

Maersk starts India-Bangladesh barge link

Maersk has operated its first barge between India and Bangladesh. A total of 50 containers for Coca-Cola Bangladesh Beverages moved from Kolkata to a river port near Dhaka under the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route. The Danish-owned line says that cargo movement on inland waterways or rivers ... [+]

DP World celebrates 50 years in Fürth

DP World’s Imperial Logistics arm has marked 50 years of operations at the port of Fürth in Germany. The port is a handling centre for construction materials and agricultural goods for the region. The inland port handled its first goods via the Main-Danube canal on 15 ... [+]

Grant changes could unlock Thames freight potential, says report

A Thames Estuary Growth Board and Port of London Authority (PLA) a report has suggested changes to the government grant s that could unlock the potential for freight movements to switch from road to water. The ‘Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) – Light Freight Analysis Report’, ... [+]

Rhenus makes inland waterways even greener

German logistics company Rhenus’s PartnerShip arm is investing in hybrid alternative fuelled articulated push barge units for its inland waterway services. The Rhenus Mannheim I+II and Rhenus Wörth I+II are being built at the Den Breejen shipyard in the Netherlands and are due to be completed ... [+]

Record numbers for Multimodal

Clarion Events, organisers of the Multimodal 2022 show say that the event attracted record attendee numbers over the three days of the show.In total, 9,759 people filled Hall 1 at the NEC, up 30% on 2021 and up 7% on 2019 attendance.Highlights included a Ministerial ... [+]

Record numbers for Multimodal

Clarion Events, organisers of the Multimodal 2022 show say that the event attracted record attendee numbers over the three days of the show.In total, 9,759 people filled Hall 1 at the NEC, up 30% on 2021 and up 7% on 2019 attendance.Highlights included a Ministerial ... [+]

Rail or barge now available at most DP World terminals

Terminal and ports operator DP World says it can now offer rail or barge services at 95% of its European locations. DP World, which operates 20 terminals in 12 countries across the continent, recently invested in rail infrastructure in Turkey and the UK and has upgraded ... [+]