THE Alliance revises transatlantic routes

THE Alliance has revised its Transatlantic Network to offer a more stable network and cater for growing market demand. The AL1 service will be suspended while AL2 will operate from London Gateway –and NW Europe to New York, Norfolk and Philadelphia before returning via New York to London Gateway. AL3 operates from London Gateway to Charleston, Savannah, Houston and Norfolk. AL4 operates from London Gateway –and NW Europe to Veracruz, ... [+]

Britanny brings forward Cherbourg-Rosslare start

Brittany Ferries brought forward the start its new Cherbourg-Rosslare service to Monday 18 January – two months earlier than originally planned. It will initially be served by the Cap Finistère, which will add a weekly rotation between the two ports to its existing twice-weekly Rosslare-Bilbao ... [+]

Sue Mackenzie joins PLA board

Sue Mackenzie has joined the Port of London Authority (PLA) as a non-executive director replacing Helen Deeble, who has retired from the PLA Board at the end of her six-year term. She held a variety of roles during nearly 13 years at P&O Ferries and ... [+]

Scots Government unveils Freeport plans

The Scottish government has published its own version of the UK Government’s freeports scheme, saying that it will press for high employment standards and green credentials. At a virtual meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 21 January, Minister for International Trade Ivan McKee MSP said that ... [+]

Late surge for Dublin port

Dublin Port throughput increased by 7.6% in the fourth quarter of 2020 although total cargo volumes were down by 3.4% for the year as a whole. Notwithstanding the decline, it was the third busiest year for cargo in the history of the port with higher ... [+]

Aggregate win for Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury and FM Conway have extended their agreement for a further five years to load aggregate for the latter’s Theale facility. FM Conway is the largest independent supplier of asphalt in the south east and the new agreement will also see the ... [+]

UKMPG members take freeports pledge

Members of the UK Major Ports group have made an “unequivocal commitment” to high standards of sustainability and security in UK freeports. ahead of the deadline for the submission of bids to the Government on 5 February. They pledge to uphold standards in the environmental, social ... [+]

BPA calls for port workers vaccine priority

The British Ports Association has called for the 115,000 workers in the sector  to be given priority during the rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine to protect vital supply chains. BPA says that maritime workers have ensured imports of foods, essential products, energy and fuel supplies continue ... [+]

Containerships to add Dunkirk-Liverpool-Bristol link

CMA CGM short sea arm Containerships is launching a new route, DUNK, connecting Dunkerque in northern France witha Liverpool and Bristol, avoiding the congestion at crossings like Calais. The new weekly service will start from 29 January with departures from the French hub on Friday ... [+]

Tariff freeze for Portland Port

Portland Port has frozen its fees in 2021 to help its customers cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Commercial general manager Ian McQuade said “Portland Port acknowledges the significant challenges faced by all industries during this pandemic, so to help, we have decided to keep our ... [+]