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 and arrival in Liverpool and Bristol on Monday and Tuesday respectively. [+]

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 ... [+]

Traffic down at Dunkerque, but boxes and ro ro up

Traffic at Dunkerque dropped sharply in 2020, falling 14% to 45.2 million tonnes, but there were rises for cross-Channel freight (607,000 units, + 4%) and containers (463,000teu TEU, + 2%) said the port authority in its annual figures. Other traffic was affected by the Covid ... [+]

Women on the march at ABP

Associated British Ports (ABP) has joined Maritime UK’s Diversity in Maritime programme. Its ports in Southampton and East Anglia have been recognised by the Diversity in Maritime Charter for their success in implementing initiatives to attract a more diverse workforce. Twenty volunteers from across the business ... [+]

Tech firm suggests ways to avoid 20-day Dover delays

Increasing check-in times to 20 minutes at the Port of Dover, in line with non-EU member customs policy, would lead to a queue of 70,594 and a backlog of around 20 days, says digital simulation firm, Simul8. It adds that while the 27-acre emergency lorry park ... [+]

Don’t blame us for chaos, say shipping lines

Ocean carriers are taking all available measures to improve the speed and efficiency of cargo movement and employing all available vessel tonnage, insists the World Shipping Council. The unparalleled disruptions to the international supply chain experienced over the last year are not caused by one ... [+]

Fast footwork from Stena as Brexit prompts Irish Sea rethink

Stena Line has redeployed the latest addition to its fleet, the Stena Embla will make to the Rosslare-Cherbourg service and not the Belfast-Liverpool route as originally planned. It said the decision was due to “the current Brexit related shift for direct routes and increasing customer ... [+]

DHL to open South Africa super-hub

DHL Global Forwarding is investing ZAR 126.5 million (£6m) in a new hub in Johannesburg. The new 13,000 sq m facility will be located within the bonded zone at Skyparks Business Estate close to OR Tambo International Airport. Twice the size of its current set-up, this ... [+]

Transport Logistic is off

This year’s Transport Logistic exhibition, scheduled to take place in Munich in May, has been cancelled. Event organisers, Messe München, said that the decision was taken based on international travel restrictions, which are unlikely to be lifted until the Spring. [+]

Felixstowe to be 5G test-bed

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has been selected as part of the Government’s 5G Trials and Testbeds Programme. It will be the largest UK port to deploy the technology. The £3.4 million project has received £1.6 million from the Government as part of 5G Create, ... [+]