Tyne tackles after-school activities

Members of the Connected Kids Club get stuck in with Port of Tyne chief executive Matt Beeton. The port is supporting the Meadow Well branch of the club, which offers affordable after school facilities for children aged 8-13 years. Mandi Cresswell, chief officer at Meadow Well Connected said: “Every year we struggle to provide enough holiday activities but we always have a high demand from local families, particularly those who are working. “The ... [+]

Unifeeder goes inland to Austria

DP World-owned short-sea specialist Unifeeder has opened a depot in Vienna to ensure availability of 45’ palletwide containers for the local exporters. It cited the location’s geographic location and accessibility to the highway and rail networks. The new depot would help customers cope with last-minute ... [+]

Welsh pub crawl sparks huge rescue effort

Three Russian sailors sparked a mass scramble by local lifeboat crews and a coastguard helicopter in the early hours of 21 March after their inflatable boat was reported missing on the way back from an onshore drinking trip. According to the BBC, they had left the ... [+]

New boss for Scots ports group

Clydeport director Andrew Hemphill has been elected as chairman of the Scottish Ports Group. He succeeds Lorna Spencer, director of harbours at Caledonian Maritime Assets who has completed two two-year terms. The Scottish Ports Group is the only industry-led forum of its kind, is coordinated ... [+]

Bigger ships find a berth in Perth

Two of the largest vessels to visit Perth Port in recent years docked within 24 hours of each other in mid-March to offload a total of 2,600 tonnes of fishmeal. The 1,500 tonne Fri Sky arrived from Norway and her sister ship, the Fri Sun ... [+]

Zeebrugge asks truckers: Are you ready for Brexit?

The port of Zeebrugge is urging its users to get ready for Brexit and not to arrive at its gates without completing the necessary formalities. It says that operators need to register for an EORI number with Customs and to follow the RX/SeaPort WIZARD, which shows each ... [+]

More boxes for Ferrymasters

P&O Ferrymasters has ordered 600 new 45’ pallet wide high-cube containers, due to join the fleet in the second half of 2019. It follows 2018’s order for 700 similar containers and 240 new 45’ swap bodies. This latest order will bring the fleet to 4,000 ... [+]

Boost for Dundee decommissioning

A new alliance of businesses in the North Sea Oil & Gas decommissioning sector has been launched in Dundee. Forth and Tay Decommissioning includes ABB, Augean North Sea Services, COES Caledonian, Forth Ports, John Lawrie Group, Offshore Decommissioning Services and Well-Safe Solutions. Founding partner, Charles Hammond, ... [+]

Container fires: much work still to do

Recent container ship fires have focussed attention on the incorrect processing of dangerous goods and given new impetus to the nascent Cargo Integrity campaign initiated by the TT Club, says the transport and logistics insurer. The recent fire aboard Yantian Express, details of the final judgment ... [+]

Deal will put wind in North East’s sails, says PD Ports

North-east based PD Ports has welcomed the Offshore Wind Sector Deal agreed by the industry and the government, saying it would lead to significant employment and economic benefits in the region. The deal calls for a third of all UK electricity will be produced by offshore ... [+]