Felixstowe to boost DFDS capacity

The Port of Felixstowe and DFDS said on 21 January that they had agreed to increase ro ro capacity at the UK port by over 40% including a new linkspan, tractor units and 300 additional trailer parking. The port’s chief executive Clemence Cheng, said the investment was driven by long-term confidence in the ro/ro route between Felixstowe and Rotterdam and that there was increasing interest in ro ro and short sea ... [+]

Ship operator gets wind in its sails

Specialist shipping operator BBC Chartering is targeting the global yachting community with a new BBC Yacht Transport service. With more than 160 vessels trading globally, BBC Chartering says it offers yacht owners the highest regular sailing frequency for heavy lift vessels in the market, along ... [+]

Brisk business for ABP South Wales

ABP South Wales saw an increase in several commodities during 2018 following investment in infrastructure and services. Chemicals products and steel were both 10% up on 2017, while coal increased by 38%. Timber saw a 22% increase in imports while import and export of mineral ... [+]

FedEx Trade Networks becomes FedEx Logistics

FedEx has rebranded its FedEx Trade Networks forwarding arm as FedEx Logistics. It will continue to operate from its global headquarters in Memphis, offer servings including air and ocean cargo, trade brokerage and facilitation, supply chain services and cross border e-commerce and fulfilment. [+]

ABP appoints finance and property chiefs

ABP has appointed Marina Wyatt as its new chief financial officer (CFO), replacing Sebastian Bull. Most recently she was CFO of UBM and previously held senior finance roles at TomTom NV, Colt Telecom Group and Psion. Meanwhile, Sebastian Bull will take up the new ... [+]

Stena’s new ship takes to the water

Stena Line has launched the first of its next generation of ro pax ferries at the Avic Weihai Shipyard in China. The Stena Estrid is on schedule to enter service on the Dublin to Holyhead route in early 2020, the first of three ... [+]

Farewell MacAndrews as CMA CGM creates single Containerships brand

CMA CGM is to unite its Containerships and MacAndrews shortsea services as Containerships: from 1 April. It said the new strategy would increase the density of its regional coverage and unlock major synergies. Integration of local agency networks will also allow for the creation of ... [+]

ABP boosts Ipswich storage space

ABP’s Port of Ipswich has invested £700,000 in of a demountable warehouse to accommodate growing business from Clarksons Port Services. The latter’s managing director, Andy Rham, said the building would enhance storage capacity, mainly for grains and other bulk cargoes. [+]

New chief for container institute

The Containerization and Intermodal Institute has named Lisa LoManto Aurichio as executive director. She will take over from Barbara Spector Yeninas, who has held the role since 1985, and who now becomes senior advisor. Aurichio will continue her position as President of marketing communications ... [+]

Shipping chiefs hail world’s largest alliance

CMA CGM chief hails world’s largest shipping alliance CMA CGM, Cosco Shipping, Evergreen and OOCL have formally launched the third - ‘Day 3’ - version of their of Ocean Alliance Product, described as the world’s largest operational agreement between shipping companies. From April this year ... [+]