New tunnel unlocks Suez port potential

Road access to the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) has been radically improved with the opening of the 3rd July tunnel, also referred to as Port Said tunnel, under the Suez Canal, says APM Terminals. It follows the opening of the Ismailia tunnel earlier this year and the 30th June Axis road, a 10-lane highway with 2+2 dedicated lanes for trucks. APMT says that the new tunnel has already shown significant improvement ... [+]

Tyne unveils vision for the future

Port of Tyne  has launched the ‘Tyne 2050’, new strategic plan for the port, a long-term vision that will aims for it to become a gateway to help transform both the region and the maritime industry and fully aligned to the Government’s Maritime 2050 strategy ... [+]

Quality time for Portsmouth

Portsmouth International Port won the International Quality Organisation of the Year award at the 2019 International Quality Awards in London on 27 November. Organisers the Chartered Quality Institute said Portsmouth was acknowledged as being a leader in the quality sector, and in 2018 was also one ... [+]

Work underway to double Congo port capacity

International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) and its local partners have initiated the second phase expansion of the Matadi Gateway Terminal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), srving the capital, Kinshsa. The Phase 2 expansion will more than double annual throughput capacity to 400,000teu ... [+]

Tyne times two

The Port of Tyne has completed an extension to its container terminal that is expected to boost capacity to around 100,000teu a year. The port has invested £2 million in extending its 20 acre container terminal, reconfiguring the layout, repositioning the weighbridge and extending capacity by ... [+]

Red letter day on the Mersey

Three Megamax quayside cranes sailed up the River Mersey on 2 December, destined for the Liverpool2 container terminal. The cranes are part of the second phase of the Liverpool2 project to provide additional capacity. The cranes arrived on the ZH25 transporter vessel and are now alongside ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Reefers go online

Hamburg Süd and Maersk are offering their customers remote container management (RCM) technology for their reefer container shipments. RCM monitors parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, and the concentrations of O2 and CO2 within the reefer container in real time, including data cargo probe data. ... [+]

Unifeeder buys in Asia

DP World’s shortsea-shipping operator Unifeeder has acquired a 77% stake in Singapore-based Feedertech Group, a feeder and shortsea operator. The Group’s Chairman, Ali Maghami, will retain the remaining 23% shareholding. Established in 2003, the Group operates the Feedertech feedering service and the Perma regional shortsea ... [+]

Brussels appoints new transport commissioner

Adina-Ioana Vălean has been appointed as the new European Transport Commissioner. A Romanian national, she is a long-time Member of the European Parliament and current Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.   [+]