Maritime increases London Gateway’s northern exposure

Maritime Intermodal has launched two new daily rail services from DP World London Gateway to its terminals at Trafford Park (Manchester) and Wakefield. The DB Cargo-hauled trains are the operator’s fifth and sixth to date, following the launch of Maritime Intermodal in April and can move up to 76teu in each direction. Export services operate Monday to Friday and imports Tuesday to Saturday. Maritime also plans to increase the number of ... [+]

Tyne’s fast work ensures express delivery

The Port of Tyne handled an express delivery this summer – unloading five fully-finished carriages for northern train operator Transpennine Express in less than an hour. Built in Japan, Hitachi is bringing its lightweight, aerodynamic bullet train technology to the North. The 50.4 tonne carriages arrived ... [+]

COA publishes guide to box tracking

The Container Owners Association has published a Guide to Container Tracking and Telematics Technology. It gives an overview of the technology issues and the choices available, including the evolution from ‘wired’ to ‘wireless’ and associated complexity, tracking dry freight containers, including data flow, communication frequency, ... [+]

Unifeeder to offer enhanced Swedish service

Unifeeder has upgraded its short-sea and feeder service between Sweden and the rest of Europe. From August, it will offer eight weekly sailings between Sweden and major hubs in the UK, Poland, Germany and Russia. According to the carrier, it is the first intra Baltic service ... [+]

Rail link for Lahore

Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) - a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services - and Pakistan Railways have launched a rail container service between Karachi and Lahore. PICT is the only terminal at the port of Karachi with an internal rail connection. [+]

Shipping sails into the classroom

Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani has announced £40,000 of funding for expanding the Why Shipping Matters schools programme and extend it to secondary schools, as part of the Maritime 2050 programme. The lessons, developed by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, aim to raise awareness of the ... [+]

Forth Ports habour master takes on national role

Forth Ports senior harbour master Ashley Nicholson has become the first woman to become vice-president of the UK Harbour Masters Association as well as the youngest certificated harbour master in the UK to hold the role. She has worked for Forth Ports for nearly 12 ... [+]

Record reefer order for Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd has placed a record-breaking order 13,420 new reefer containers. Production of the 970 20-foot containers and 12,450 40-foots will start in Julywith delivery set for November 2019 in time for the southern hemisphere harvest. [+]

Dover gains AEO

Port of Dover Cargo has gained Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status for imports and exports, and as AEOC and AEOS awards (Authorised Economic Operator for Customs and Security respectively). It applies to the current terminal, and the new site, which is due to open later ... [+]

North-east ports are partners in maritime

A new partnership has been signed between Port of Tyne in Newcastle and PD Ports on Teesside along with car maker Nissan, Connected Places Catapult, Accenture, Royal HaskoningDHV and Ubisoft to create the UK’s first Maritime Innovation Hub. Partners in the ‘2050 Innovation Hub’ will collaborate ... [+]