Logistics firm greets Teesside travellers

Passengers arriving at Teesside International Airport are now being greeted by a 7-metre banner advertising local logistics firm AV Dawson, which recently rebranded its local base to Port of Middlesbrough. AV Dawson Joins a growing number of businesses investing in the regional airport, itself the subject of a recent rebranding exercise when it returned to its original name after several years as Durham Tees Valley. Gary Dawson, managing director of AV Dawson ... [+]

ONE launches green team

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has set up a Green Strategy Department. Staffed by specialists in the relevant business fields, it will focus the shipping alliance’s efforts on integrating sustainability into its broader business strategy and objectives and design and implement to meet industrial and international ... [+]

Government urged to keep close tab on freeports

The Parliamentary International Trade Committee is urging the Treasury to promptly publish an impact assessment for reports including estimates for economic growth, trade, investment and job creation, in a report published on 20 April. It remains to be seen how successful freeports will be at achieving ... [+]

Fourth ship for Dunkerque-Rosslare route

DFDS’s Ark Dania made its first call at the port of Dunkerque-Port on 9 April, en route from Rosslare in Ireland. The ro ro vessel, which has a capacity of 190 freight units, 12 cabins and space for 400 trade cars, will call at Dunkerque ... [+]

Imperial to sell Latam shipping business

Africa-based Imperial Logistics is to sell its South American shipping business to Hidrovias do Brasil, an independent integrated logistics provider focused on waterways in the region, for a maximum of US$90.0 million. Imperial will focus on its African business in the healthcare, consumer, chemicals, automotive, ... [+]

New joint venture for Gulf projects

Abu Dhabi Ports’ Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company is to collaborate with lifting specialist Mammoet United Arab Emirates to offer on and offshore turnkey transport and installation solutions for projects in the Gulf. [+]

PD Ports to handle sheet piles on Humberside

PD Ports has secured a long-term agreement at its Immingham site to store and handle steel sheet piles for Sheet Piling UK. The port and terminal operator will store and handle up to 16,000 tonnes of imported as well as offer services such as clutch ... [+]

Dublin trade down in first quarter

Dublin Port Company reported volumes down by 15.2% to 7.8 million gross tonnes in the first quarter 2021 compared with the same period in 2020. Imports from January to March fell by 14.4% to 4.7 million gross tonnes and exports declined by 16.6% to 3.1 million ... [+]

Ceramic firms call for shipping probe

The ceramic industry is being affected by the unprecedented surge in freight rates, says the European Shippers Council.The imbalance in shipping following the Covid-19 pandemic have driven up costs and disrupted global trade to an extraordinary degree, it says. The Cerame-Unie trade group is calling ... [+]

Big box order for Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 150,000teu of new dry and reefer containers from China most of which are expected to be delivered in coming months. It has also ordered 8,000teu of special containers for over-sized or dangerous goods. At US$550 million, the carrier says it is one ... [+]