Minister reveals stopgap solution for Welsh ferry ports

An interim solution will needed to keep goods subject to health controls moving between Ireland and Wales, said Minister for Economy, Vaughan Gething. In a written statement on 19 January, he said that the UK Government has agreed in principle to fund building costs of Border Control Posts to handle sanitary and phytosanitary controls on goods arriving in Wales from Ireland as part of its Spending Review. While the Welsh government ... [+]

KN keeps tabs on ship delays

Kuehne+Nagel is launching a disruption indicator to measure the efficiency of the world container lines. The Seaexplorer indicator shows the cumulative waiting time in days in the ports of Prince Rupert, Vancouver/Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles/Long Beach, New York, Savannah, Hong Kong, Shanghai/Ningbo and Rotterdam/Antwerp. For ... [+]

GB accompanied trucks lead Dublin Port decline

Trade volumes at Dublin Port declined in the fourth quarter of 2021 by 10.3% to 9.1 million gross tonnes, while for the whole year the fell by 5.2% to 34.9 million gross tonnes. The decline in the fourth quarter was driven by an 11.9% reduction in ... [+]

BIFA winners put it between the posts

Rugby star Matt Dawson likened the performance of the 2021 Freight Service Awards winners to his own delivery to Jonny Wilkinson when he scored the drop goal that won England the World Cup in 2003.The host of the British International Freight Association’s event in London ... [+]

Better barging by DP World

DP World is to launch a premium barge service between its Rotterdam World Gateway and the Upper Rhine region from 1 February. By ‘bundling’ containers in the hinterland, it is possible to call at only one terminal in Rotterdam in a fixed schedule. This in ... [+]

Consider a life on the ocean wave, says Stena

Stena Line has launched its first national recruitment campaign, entitled ‘A Life Less Ordinary’ to 60 vacancies on board its Irish Sea ships.  The Swedish owned operator says it needs to be prepared for expanded customer levels post-. It highlights the unique work-life balance on offer ... [+]

Pentalver expands London Gateway site

Container services operator Pentalver Transport – a sister company to rail operator Freightliner within Genesee & Wyoming - has completed phase three of its terminal expansion at DP World London Gateway. Despite ongoing challenges from the pandemic, the extensive work was completed to schedule and ... [+]

Stena and ABP to open Humber super-hub

Stena Line and Associated British Ports (ABP) have signed an agreement to jointly develop a new freight terminal at the Port of Immingham. Under the £100m deal, the Swedish ferry company will operate the new terminal for the next 50 years. The proposals outline the relocation ... [+]

We’ll never complain about the M60 again…

A major fashion wholesale firm has sent us these snaps of what happens on the approaches to the port of Yantian in the run up to Chinese New Year, when there is a large push for orders to ship out prior to the holiday and ... [+]

Portico wins on aggregate

Portsmouth stevedore Portico has secured a long-term lease with aggregates company Brett Group, to operate a terminal at the. Following planning approval on 12 January, a new low-level marine aggregates terminal will be built on site, bringing construction materials close to where it is needed ... [+]