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Don’t delay – register for Multimodal today

Anyone planning to attend this year's Multimodal 2020 exhibition and conference can save themselves time by pre-registering for the event, along with the chance to win one of 20 free places at the Multimodal Awards evening, which will be hosted this year by Kevin Keegan. Registration is now open for Multimodal 2020, which takes place for the 13th year running at the NEC in June. Advance registration will also enable registrants to ... [+]

Unifeeder adds East Coast and London Gateway link

Unifeeder has started a new service between DP World London Gateway, UK East Coast ports, Antwerp and Dunkirk.  The port operator said it would be an  alternative for customers shipping cargo between Europe and the UK as well as transshipment connections via London Gateway. [+]

ONE imposes China reefer surcharge

The ONE shipping consortium is warning that due to slow inbound container pick-up caused by the coronavirus and the extension of the Lunar New Year holidays, some Chinese terminals, especially Xingang (Tianjin) and Shanghai are facing a serious shortage of reefer plugs. This may result ... [+]

New ops chief for port of Tyne

Mel Brockhouse has joined the Port of Tyne as chief operating officer, responsible for operational activity, including engineering, infrastructure, rail freight, transport and warehousing. He joins the port from NFT, an international logistics group and subsidiary of EV Cargo, where he was managing director of operations ... [+]

In the family way

Nick Saunders, son of FBJ publisher John, has gone into the shipping container business – but not as you might be expected. Rather than grapple with paltry freight rates and cancelled sailings, he has found a much more profitable use for his boxes – catering ... [+]

DP World to take Ukraine stake

DP World has agreed to acquire a majority 51% stake in TIS Container Terminal in the Port of Yuzhny, Ukraine, subject to conditions, including regulatory approval. It said the acquisition also complements the existing operations of DP World's P&O Maritime Services business through a joint ... [+]

Brittany Ferries and Cherbourg unveil intermodal plan

Brittany Ferries and Ports of Normandy have unveiled details of a new rail-sea intermodal project linking the south-west of France with the UK and Ireland via a new rail-sea terminal at the port of Cherbourg. It would be based on a new rail link from ... [+]

Southampton kicks off freeport study

ABP has welcomed chief secretary to the Treasury, Rishi Sunak to the Port of Southampton to launch the ten-week consultation on creating up to ten freeports in the UK. The port owner and operator said several of its locations offer large areas of development land close ... [+]

Breakbulk is back in Bremen

The Breakbulk Europe event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry will return to Bremen, Germany, for the fourth consecutive year in 2021 on 18-20 May. The organisers say the show has grown significantly since the move to Bremen in 2018. The 2020 edition will feature ... [+]

Freightliner ponders Scots terminal future

Freightliner says it is considering the future of its terminal at Coatbridge, near Glasgow. It handles regular Freightliner and DRS services to Felixstowe, Southampton, London Gateway, Liverpool, Daventry and Purfleet. Rail Union RMT has called on Freightliner and the Scottish Government to take action to ... [+]