Sea

A victory against the virus

Ipswich-based Thames Sailing Barge Victor, based outside ABP's Ipswich office at the Old Custom House went for a shakedown sail on the River Orwell in July. Not normally something to remark on - in a normal year, she would make over 100 trips from the Waterfront – but has not sailed since March due to the Covid crisis. In a normal year, Victor and her fellow fleet members would carry ... [+]

Liverpool tops another table

Port Skills has ranked Liverpool and Medway operator Peel Ports in first place - with the lowest rate of significant injuries - in its annual benchmarking results for 2019. It follows a 90% reduction in lost time incidents (LTIs) thanks to the efforts of Peel ... [+]

Ports urge rethink on Freeport plans

The cap of 10 on the total number of freeports allowed after Brext risks limiting the benefits, warns the UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) in its response to the Government’s consultation. It said that it would be far better if the Government “was guided by ... [+]

Dublin decline ‘could have been worse’

Dublin Port reported a decline in overall tonnage of -10.9% in the first six months of 2020.Having seen a decline of -4.8% in the first quarter, due to Brexit stockpiling in the first quarter of last year, there was a further and steeper decline in ... [+]

Containerships adds third Portugal service

Containerships has added a third weekly connection from Portugal to the UK, adding a service from Setubal and Leixoes to Tilbury in addition to its existing weekly sailings to Tilbury and Liverpool. It has also enhanced services from Portugal to other north-west European ports and ... [+]

GTI to turbocharge port of Dover’s prospects

The Port of Dover has revealed plans for a ‘virtual’ freeport zone in its response to the Government’s Freeports Consultation, which is due to close on 13 July. The Global Trade and Innovation Zone (GTI) Zone will connect the Port of Dover with key manufacturing hubs ... [+]

Globelink Fallow stalwart to retire

John Slater is retiring from Globelink Fallow on 31 July after over 50 years in the industry. He was one of the Romford-based consolidator’s best-known faces, particularly in the North of England and the Midlands, where he worked on the sales team for over 20 ... [+]

Rosslare reveals transformation plans

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Railways - IE) is to apply for planning permission for a major transformation of its port of Rosslare in southern Ireland.Rosslare Europort will see over €30 million invested over the next five years including a reconfiguration of the port along with new ... [+]

No need to go overboard

Less than one thousandth of 1% of the roughly 226 million containers currently shipped each year go overboard, according to the World Shipping Council’s update to its survey and estimate of containers lost at sea. According to the 2020 update of the survey of WSC ... [+]

Freeports would free up Tees potential

PD Ports underlined the huge investment and jobs boost that a freeport on the River Tees could deliver for the local and regional economy, in its response to the Government’s consultation on 8 July.   It said that an innovative and ambitious scheme could enable the whole ... [+]