Double vision on the Channel

P&O Ferries has released the first official images of its new ‘double-ended’ 230-metre long super-ferries due to go into service between Dover and Calais from 2023. They will cut fuel use by 40% through a combination of fuel and battery propulsion while a heat recovery system will further reduce their carbon footprint. A power management system will close down parts of the ship when not in use. The double-ended design and two ... [+]

Maritime Minister takes a look at Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury welcomed Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani on 24 January  to see progress of the new Tilbury2 port which is due to start operations in April 2020. The Minister also learned about the port’s community outreach, employment and re-training programmes to support former armed ... [+]

New man at the helm of Maersk UK

Maersk managing director for UK and Ireland Brian Godsafe (left) is to retire on 1 March and his place will be taken by Jeremy Haycock (right), currently area sales manager for the UK and Ireland. Brian Godsafe has been with Maersk and Safmarine since 1982and has ... [+]

EU funds for green ship scheme

The ShipFC consortium has gained €10m from the EU’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 to deliver world’s first high-power fuel-cell to be powered by green ammonia. The project is being run by a consortium of 14 European companies and institutions, co-ordinated by the Norwegian ... [+]

Ro ro up as Zeebrugge sees cargo surge

Ro ro traffic at the port of Zeebrugge roses 3.7% in 2019 to nearly 16.5 million tonnes with growth to Ireland (+6.3%) and Spain (+153.1%), thanks the Santander connection by Cobelfret and the scaling-up of the Finnlines connection to Bilbao. Deepsea roro also increased by ... [+]

New packing guide is required reading

With mandatory enforcement of the latest version of the IMDG Code, (Amendment 39-18) from 1 January insurers are urging the container shipping industry and shippers to give more attention to the causes and consequences of ship fires. They have issued a joint guide outlining the ... [+]

Wallenius launches Southampton-South America service

Wallenius Wilhelsen has started a new monthly ro ro service from Europe to the west coast of South America. Load ports include Southampton and the service discharges in Callao in Peru, and the Chilean ports of Iquique and San Antonio. The service also calls at ... [+]

Explore short-sea shipping possibilities in Antwerp

The Freight Transport Association is supporting the 2020 Coastlink Conference to help logistics leaders to identify new, innovative means of sea transport, which will be held on 13 and 14 May at The Port House in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. There will be  presentations ... [+]

Ferry agent bucks the trend in stagnant market…

Ferry booking agent Freightlink says that it has seen strong growth in 2019 despite downward market trends. In the year up to and including September 2019, overall volumes of accompanied and unaccompanied units using short-sea ferry routes to and from the south east Kent ports and ... [+]

…as Calais stays stable in a tough year

The Port of Boulogne Calais said it showed i resilience in a 2019 marked by Brexit uncertainty and industrial action by customs officers in the spring. Despite Brexit uncertainty and a customs officer strike in Spring traffic at Calais held up well at 1 813 067 ... [+]