Business as usual for Davies Turner

Davies Turner chairman, Philip Stephenson says that the group's surface freight subsidiary, is continuing to operate services and logistics operations as near to normal as possible. This is despite global cargo capacity crunches in air and ocean freight. He says: “Innovative thinking has been central to Davies Turner's 150-year existence.  In the face of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 virus, and given the fact that the regional trade restrictions and ... [+]

Stena maintains vital lifeline

Stena Line has taken several steps to help ensure the safety of its freight and passenger customers and employees, whilst maintaining the supply lines for vital medical goods and food supplies. All ferries are continuing to run on schedule, but some services have restricted passenger numbers ... [+]

Shoreham sets up Community Support page

Shoreham Port has set up a Community Support page on its website to direct people to essential services as well as how they can support others in the wider community. . The south coast trust port remains fully operational, with team being considered key workers. ... [+]

APM North America offers critical cargo service

APM Terminals in North America and the Virginia Port Authority is offering a COVID-19 critical cargo handling service at its facilities in Port Elizabeth, South Florida Container Terminal, Mobile, Los Angeles, and Lazaro Cardenas (Mexico). Qualifying shipments include COVID-19 test kits, medical ventilators and respirators, personal ... [+]

Liner block exemption – Global Shippers react

The Global Shippers Forum (GSF)has criticised the European Commission's decision to extent the EU liner consortia block exemption regulation (BER) until 25 April 2024, but said now was not the right time to mounct a challenge. It said: “After conducting an intensive and well-evidenced campaign ... [+]

An uplifting story

Steve Williams, operations director at Portsmouth stevedore Portico, has swapped his office for the cab of one of the port’s cranes to help cargo moving during the COVID-19 crisis. After taking a refresher course and following approval from an instructor, he passed his competency test and ... [+]

ONE appoints North Africa agents

Ocean Network Express has appointed two new third-party agents - Romeu Algeria and Global Container Agency Tunisie to expand its coverage in Algeria and Tunisia North Africa. From 20 April ONE’s MD1 service connecting Asia to the Mediterranean will have feeder vessels between Valencia, Spain ... [+]

P&O stops Dover-Calais passenger service

P&O Ferries has stopped carrying passengers on its Dover-Calais route and will reprioritise its efforts on freight. Some 1,100 staff working in passenger services will be furloughed under the Government’s pay scheme. The Government will cover 80% of their salary and the company will cover ... [+]

Unreasonable rates? Your forwarder can help, says Millennium Cargo chief

Seeking the advice of an independent freight forwarder will give traders the best possible chance to get their goods moving, says managing director of Millennium Cargo, Chadd Blunt. Disruptions such as employee self-isolation, quarantine of ships, port closures and strict travel restrictions have resulted in serious ... [+]

German box firms expects earnings droop

Hamburg-headquartered container terminal operator HHLA says it expects a strong decrease in earnings due to the coronavirus pandemic.  It said the current contraction in global economic activity is affecting all areas of the economy, including international trade, which is critical to HHLA. I t said: “It ... [+]