Tall in the straddle

Straddle carriers are a vital part of the operations at Tilbury’s London Container Terminal, but how many of us know just what it’s like to drive one of these monsters? Forth Ports has produced a new behind the scenes video which hears from their straddle drivers and trainers about their experiences of driving these 55ft high, 70 tonne machines and showcases the opportunities for people to join to port in this ... [+]

Most ports remain confident, despite problems

Despite the recent, well-publicised problems, most ports are at least “tentatively confident” about their business outlook in the coming 12 months, according to a survey by the British Ports Association (BPA). However, a quarter “do not feel confident at all”, it adds. Nearly half (47.3% ) of ... [+]

The supply chain made simple

DP World has launched a new CARGOES Logistics digital platform. It allows customers to choose from multimodal logistics options, ship freight by sea, road, or rail, get instant quotes, booking confirmation and multiple secure payment options. The first phase is for bookings  from UAE to ... [+]

Rotterdam boxes on the rise again

The Port of Rotterdam said its container volume rose back above pre-corona level in the third quarter of the year, as part of a substantial increase in throughput including oil products, iron ore, coal and biomass. %). Containers were up 4.0% in tonnage, and 7.8% ... [+]

P&O Ferries cuts through customs complexity

P&O Ferries has launched of a Customs Clearance Service to assist customers with empty declaration requirements from this month and provide tailored support in the last quarter of 2021. It provides import and export clearance coverage to any company, on any shipping route, seven days ... [+]

Bollore mulls Africa sale

The Bolloré group is considering selling its port and rail activities in Africa with potential buyers including CMA CGM and Maersk, according to reports in the French press. According to the reports, Morgan Stanley bank has been asked to discreetly sound out potential buyers. Bolloré’s ... [+]

Let’s spread the load, urges Peel Ports boss

Peel Ports, the UK’s second-largest port operator is calling for the supply chain to make better use of the entire port network across the country helping to address problems caused by bottlenecks in the South-East. Managing director of group ports, David Huck, says that, according to ... [+]

New device keeps containers connected

Cargo technology firm Nexxiot has unveiled a gateway device for intermodal shipping containers that it says will revolutionize traceability and visibility of assets. The Globehopper Edge is a self-sustaining, zero-maintenance wireless connectivity device capable of transmitting thousands of data points every day from multiple onboard ... [+]

Long-term lease for Teesport coating firm

PD Ports has granted a new long-term lease to Diffusion Alloys at Teesport Commerce Park, for construction of a new £1.5 million coating facility for large components and centre for excellence. Diffusion Alloys has occupied its current site at Teesport Commerce Park for over 18years ... [+]

Ship early for Christmas?

Imported consumer goods should arrive in the country at least six weeks earlier than normal to make it onto shelves in time for Black Friday, according to JOC by IHS Markit. Any goods from Asia will need to have cleared US ports by now if they ... [+]