Partners order heavy lifters

CY Shipping and BigLift Shipping are to add two heavy transport vessels (HTVs) to their fleet, bringing it to six vessels. The first of the Chinese-built ships will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2025 and the second in mid-2026.They are designed to transport ultra-large and heavy modular cargoes worldwide, with an overall length of 180 metres and a fully unobstructed deck space of 6,020 cu m. [+]

DFDS reaffirms electric ferries plan

DFDS has reaffirmed its commitment to deploy a fleet of battery electric vessels on the Channel at a meeting with UK Minister for Investment and Regulatory Reform, Lord Dominic Johnson. DFDS said its long-term goal is to have up to six battery-powered vessels operating on ... [+]

Freeport East unlocks new funding

Freeport East has opened up two new funds for applications, with a combined value of up to £800,000. The Freeport East Clean Growth Fund is dedicated to providing financial assistance to local businesses operating within the clean energy sector and Freeport East's other target sectors. The ... [+]

Multimodal reveals awards finalists

The organisers of the Multimodal 2024 show in Birmingham on 11-13 June has announced the finalists for the Modal section of its awards. The awards are independent endorsements for excellence across supply chain businesses and individuals, and ensures all sizes of businesses are represented. Voting for the ... [+]

Belfast christens its new baby

Chair of Belfast Harbour, Dr Theresa Donaldson, was godmother to the port’s new pilot boat Hibernia this week. Northern Ireland’s largest port took delivery of its newest vessel, which will transport pilots to and from ships calling at Belfast. The new vessel, built by Holyhead Marine ... [+]

Maersk customers cut the carbon

Maersk Group says that in 2023, it was able to avoid the emission of over 680,000 tonnes of CO2 - with the help of customers who paid the premium for more expensive, green fuels. Last year, these amounted to 212 shippers, some of them transporting ... [+]

Stena Line to expand outside Europe

Stena Line has signed an agreement to acquire a 49% stake in Africa Morocco Link (AML). AML is headquartered in Tangier and operates a freight and passenger oute between Tanger Med and , It is also due to launch a  high speed passenger and car-only route ... [+]

Europa launches LCL to the Gulf

Europa Group’s forwarding arm, Europa Air & Sea has launched a weekly consolidated ocean freight service between the UK and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The less than container load (LCL) service will operate from London Gateway Port to Jebel Ali port in Dubai, ... [+]

Southampton completes widening scheme

ABP Southampton completed a navigation channel widening programme at its Western Docks on 2 April, enabling the largest container vessels to pass the biggest cruise ships berthed in the port. The first significant channel-widening project in the port in ten years, the work involved removal ... [+]

ONE launches Irish Sea Express

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has launched a weekly Irish Sea Express Service (IRX) service between Rotterdam and Ireland. It says it will offer customers an enhanced coverage in Europe and will offer a direct connection between Rotterdam and Ireland. One sling operates between Rotterdam and ... [+]