Maersk revamps Kenya connection

Maersk Line is enhancing its ME7 service from Mombasa to Felixstowe and Rotterdam, by providing a single transhipment at Salalah. It says the changes will make for more predictability and flexibility. [+]

ABP appoints Southampton property chief

Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Ian Henderson as head of property for the Southampton region, taking up the role in October. He is currently group property director at Wincanton. A chartered surveyor with over 20 years of property experience, he has managed diverse property ... [+]

Committee to probe UK airline and shipping emissions

The Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an enquiry into how the aviation and shipping sectors can best achieve net zero emissions. It follows the publication of the government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan in which it outlined its ambition for UK domestic aviation to be ... [+]

Hybrid ships for Brittany Ferries’ Anglo-French routes

Brittany Ferries says that two new hybrid LNG-electric ships will join its fleet in 2024/25 serving the Portsmouth to St Malo and Caen routes. They will replace the Bretagne (Portsmouth/ St Malo) and Normandie (Portsmouth/Caen), the oldest ships in the fleet At sea, the new ships ... [+]

Biggest ever ship for the St Lawrence

The Port of Montreal handled the largest container ship to sail the St Lawrence River. The 6.,730teu MSC Melissa docked at the Viau Terminal before heading back to Europe, measuring 303.89 metres long and 40 metres wide. The new Viau Terminal, operated by Termont Montreal was ... [+]

Southampton on the right lines

DP World Southampton has completed a crane rail extension that will allow the world’s largest cranes to service the full length of the quay. It will facilitate the movement of some of the terminal’s 12 Liebherr cranes which stand up to 130m high and increase flexibility ... [+]

Trials success for DFDS’s latest ferry

DFDS’s newest cross channel ferry, the Côte d’Opale has successfully completed berthing trials in Dover, prior to starting its regular service to Calais next month. Following a further trial, her maiden voyage is scheduled for 4 August. The Côte d’Opale can carry 3,100 lane metres of freight, ... [+]

Smiles all round as CargoBeamer opens Calais terminal

German multimodal specialist CargoBeamer has opened its new terminal in Calais with a four round-trips a week service to and from Perpignan in southern France. Another route between Calais and Domodossola in Northern Italy will be launched later this year, it says. Services are operated by ... [+]

Welsh government throws doubt on Freeport plan

The Welsh government has written to the UK Government asking for an urgent discussion to determine how to resolve issues over freeports, warning that, without a workable solution, “we will need to move forward and dedicate our focus to supporting the economy in Wales in ... [+]

Demurrage charges double, says FIATA

Demurrage and detention charges have doubled, resulting in complains across the US, Europe and Asia, reports the FIATA international forwarder group. Schedule reliability in the face of the Covid pandemic are now at an all-time low resulting in a total absence of predictability, whilst freight rates ... [+]