Liverpool2, phase two

McLaughlin & Harvey has been awarded the contract to deliver the next phase of the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. The multi-million project will significantly increase the footprint and add ten cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes and three ship-to-shore cranes (STS). There will also be additional reefer points. The STS cranes are scheduled to arrive in November 2019 with the overall project expected to be completed during 2021. Opened in November 2016, Liverpool2 ... [+]

Fast box booking from Hamburg Süd

Shipping line Hamburg Süd is now offering INSTANT, a digital application that makes booking containers easier and faster. Users can view fixed prices and book their cargo directly online, up to four weeks prior to the planned shipment. The earlier the booking is made, the ... [+]

Stena brings symbol of peace to Belfast

Stena Line owner Dan Sten Olsson has applauded the unveiling of The Knotted Gun sculpture in Belfast by the Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF). The city will join New York, Tokyo, Stockholm, Cape Town and Berlin in hosting a permanent version of the work, thanks to ... [+]

P&O app allows truckers to turn up and go

P&O Ferries is offering its trucking customers simplified booking through its new freight app which for the first time allows freight customers to buy tickets to Europe using a credit card – without setting up an account - as well as see live updates on ... [+]

Brittany gets ready for Brexit

Brittany Ferries said on 13 September that it had carried out a rigorous series of ‘dry runs’ to prepare for the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit on both sides of the Channel. The first rehearsal took place on 11 September as lorries in Portsmouth ... [+]

Ports firm scoops rail prize

PD Ports won Business of the Year at the Rail Freight Group’s (RFG) annual awards ceremony on 12 September. The judges praised its outstanding commitment to its customers and to the wider local community in the North East and were particularly impressed by PD Ports’ ... [+]

We’ll be the best in the business, says Belfast Harbour

Belfast Harbour pledged to become “the best regional port in the world” when it announced its Strategic Plan, published at its Annual Stakeholder Meeting on 12 September, together with an outlook to 2035. Long-term proposals include schemes to deepen the port’s shipping channel to accommodate larger ... [+]

‘We will pull out all the stops to keep freight moving’

HMRC will prioritise keeping goods flowing across the Channel, even over securing government revue, after Brexit, FBJ has been given to understand. All stops are bing pulled out to ensure that Channel ports do not seize up after Brexit day – currently scheduled for 31 ... [+]

British ports deliver for UK plc

Ports bring £9.7 billion of direct value to the UK economy, 115,000 direct jobs within the sector in 2018 and 431,000 in the wider supply chain plus 277,000 through wider spending - a total of 822,000 - according to research commissioned by the British Ports Association and UK Major Ports Group. Each job is 55% more productive ... [+]

Tyne brews up a success story

Port of Tyne says that it has imported imported 45 tonnes of coffee beans in the first three weeks of a new partnership with Newcastle-owned Ringtons - enough to make 4.5 million cups. The family-owned firm offers a doorstep delivery service but is perhaps best ... [+]