Dover hits fresh produce record

Port of Dover Cargo handled its largest amount of fresh produce, with 31 vessel calls between December and March. It distributed over 22,000 pallets and 700 containers of fruit to UK supermarkets from South Africa, and Central/South America, imported by GreenSea and Seatrade vessels. Dover’s cargo terminal can handle temperatures between 1 and 15 degrees and has refrigerated storage for over 5,500 pallets. [+]

PD Ports gains RoSPA gold again

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has awarded PD Ports Gold status for the third consecutive year for its commitment to health and safety excellence. The port operator, which owns and operates Teesport, the sixth largest port in the UK, as well as ... [+]

Southampton in the pink as box record tumbles

DP World Southampton broke its all-time move count record, handling over 9,000 containers on the Ocean Network Express vessel ONE Trust when it arrived from Pusan last week. Some 9,315 containers were exchanged, including 5,824 discharges, 3,473 loads and 18 re-stows, taking 86 hours to ... [+]

Managers on the move at ABP

Associated British Ports (ABP) regional director for Wales and short sea ports Andrew Harston will take up a new role as strategic adviser from 1 July. Most recently he spearheaded ABP’s role in the successful bid for the Celtic Freeport. He has also chaired the ... [+]

Hapag adds West Africa links

Hapag-Lloyd has introduced a new service between Morocco and West Africa. WA1 will operate fortnightly between Tanger Med, Nouakchott, Freetown, Conakry, Monrovia, and back to Tanger from 15 May. Connections are available in Tanger with Hapag-Lloyd's global network. On 7 May, the carrier will also ... [+]

New guidelines for Lithium batteries

A group of freight industry bodies including insurers the TT Club, the Cargo Incident Notification System Network (CINS) and cargo handling organisation ICHCA have produced a series of guidelines for safe transport of Lithium-ion batteries in containers. Lithium-ion Batteries in Containers Guidelines (101.A) is intended ... [+]

Container rates tumble but…

Deepsea containerised cargo volumes fell a further 2.5% during the final quarter of 2022 during what is traditionally the peak season, said the Global Shippers Forum and consultants MDS Transmodal in their latest Container Shipping Market Review. GSF secretary general James Hookham said that volumes have ... [+]

Multimodal reveals conference line-up

Organisers of the Multimodal show in Birmingham NEC on 13-15 June have revealed the programme of discussions and presentations. These include: Peak Season Preview 2023; Digitalisation of International Trade and Transport; A Rail Retail Revolution; Roadblocks to sustainable freight - and how to overcome them; ... [+]

Ukraine war disrupts chemical supply lines

The conflict in Ukraine has had a significant impact on chemical logistics, says UK-based specialist operator Suttons International. Supply chains in Europe and globally have been compromised and many long-established routes have been disrupted. However, the long-term effects are yet to be fully understood, it ... [+]

APM to develop north Vietnam terminal

APM Terminals has signed a partnership with Vietnam’s HATECO group to develop two new deep-water berths at Lach Huyen port in Haiphong, in the north of the country. Each berth will 450 metres long, capable of accommodating container vessels of up to 18,000teu and in ... [+]