Thames rivals to launch joint Freeport bid

Forth Ports Group and DP World – are to submit a joint freeport bid for Thurrock, Essex region incorporating their respective operations, Port of Tilbury and London Gateway. The two operators – normally keen rivals for any trade opportunities on the Thames - says the move brings together the complementary strengths of the two major ports on the Thames, making up the UKs strongest port and distribution clusters. Both operations in Tilbury ... [+]

New look for Maersk in the subcontinent

Maersk line has revised its service between Europe and the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent to enhance reliability. There will be more connections via the hub in Colombo (Sri Lanka), allowing cargo to be consolidated from different origins and offering better connections from both Asia and ... [+]

Containerships adds Gijon call

Containerships has added a weekly, Friday call in Gijon, northern Spain  to its service to Dublin and Liverpool. The service is supported by over 60 dedicated block trains per week serving the Spanish hinterland. [+]

Drax wagons roll for five more years

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has extended its contract to move biomass from the ports of Tyne and Liverpool to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire until 2025. The partnership dates back to 2010 when GBRf began moving biomass by rail from the Port of Tyne, initially ... [+]

Wilson James builds for the future in Tilbury

Construction logistics specialist Wilson James has expanded its warehousing and consolidation capacity at the port of Tilbury. The new facility augments the company’s existing London Construction Consolidation Centre and helps it to deliver material and equipment to sites in ever-shorter timeframes. Wilson James created the LCCC ... [+]

Agri firm honours ACL

Transatlantic ro ro and container line ACL has been recognized by agricultural machinery firm AGCO as a partner-level supplier. AGCO’s partner-level suppliers have surpassed the top level of achievement in innovation, world-class service, global growth, and cost savings, and have helped the company maintain the ... [+]

Huge Beirut port explosion brings back memories of Tianjin – further updated

A massive double explosion in the port of Beirut on the afternoon of 4 August killed dozens of people and left many more injured. The explosion was reported to have originated in an area of the port used for dangerous cargoes. The country’s President, Michel Aoun ... [+]

Stena adds Swedish link

Stena Line will start a new freight focused service between Latvia, Sweden and Germany on 13 August by adding a port call in Karlskrona on its existing ferry route between Liepaja and Travemünde. The new weekly call in Karlskrona will initially be in the Liepaja-Travemünde ... [+]

Brittany expands Ireland-France links

Brittany Ferries is to expand its services between Ireland and France including a new Rosslare-Cherbourg route due to open in March 2021. Earlier this year, Brittany Ferries opened a new mainly freight service connecting Rosslare with Bilbao and Roscoff. Hauliers have asked for the weekly French ... [+]

Drewry sees slowdown in port growth

Container port expansion will contract at least 40% over the next five years in the wake of the Covid crisis and slowdown in port throughput, warns consultancy Drewry. In its latest Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast it says that global terminal capacity is ... [+]