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Maersk to distribute Covid vaccine in ‘standard supply chain’

Maersk has signed a partnership with pharma manufacturer Covaxx to distribute a Covid-19 vaccines globally, using normal temperature-controlled  equipment. US-based Covaxx is carrying out Phase 1 clinical trials of its UB-612 vaccine in Taiwan and has an agreement with the University of Nebraska Medical Center to conduct Phase 2 trials in the US, following regulatory approval. The company has commitments for over 100 million doses of UB-612 around the globe and ... [+]

Containerships links Ireland to Dunkirk

Containerships has added a new call in Dunkirk to its BENI service between Rotterdam, Dublin and Cork, making it the only service running between the Republic of Ireland and the northern French port with a transit time of four days. Rail connections are available between ... [+]

Maritime opens Gateway to East Midlands

Maritime Transport has added a new rail service between DP World London Gateway and its terminal at East Midlands Gateway. Its tenth rail service to date runs five days a week from Monday to Friday with a weekly capacity of up to 320 containers. There are ... [+]

Felixstowe woes continue

Some shipping lines will not be allowed to put empty containers on the quay at Felixstowe from Monday 26 October, reports Essex freight forwarder Woodland Group. This will affect deliveries the following week with a possibility that some may not be carried out. Woodland says it ... [+]

Tilbury tests first freight train

The Port of Tilbury carried out successful trials of the rail connection to its new Tilbury2 terminal on 14 October. When fully operational next year, the site – which will handle primarily building materials and containers – will be central to the low-carbon aspirations of ... [+]

Photographers invited to go coastal

Photographers throughout the country are invited to capture the beauty of the British Coastline in a competition organised by the British Ports Association.The competition is open to anyone, including members of the public and workers anywhere coastal in the UK, including the Channel Islands and ... [+]

HS2 could be fast line for rail freight growth

HS2 Ltd, builders of the new high-speed passenger rail line between London, the Midlands and the North, has released a new video highlighting how the additional capacity it will create on Britain’s existing rail network will benefit rail freight for the movement of goods between ... [+]

Le Havre joins carbon-cutting coalition

Haropa - Port of Le Havre – has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, launched at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019 as part of a partnership with the Global Maritime Forum, Friends of Ocean Action and the World Economic Forum to combat climate ... [+]

Stena Embla ready to set sail

Stena Line’s Stena Embla, the last of its three new ro-pax ferries destined for the Irish Sea, has successfully completed its sea trials in China’s Yellow Sea. The new Stena Line ferries are amongst the most advanced vessels in operation. They are 25% more fuel-efficient than existing vessels provide 30% more freight capacity with 3,100 lane meters. The ability to load two vehicle ... [+]

Remember, remember the fifth of November – Multimodal Brexit seminar

The next Multimodal Connect webinar will take place on 5 November on the subject of Brexit - the Tactics : Quick Wins, Tricks of the Trade and Mitigation.With the prospect of a last minute Brexit deal still hanging by a thread, importers and exporters are ... [+]