Ports chief stands down

Port of Milford Haven chief executive Alec Don is leaving from his position and will also stand down as the British Ports Association chairman after eight years. and on good terms. BPA current deputy chairman and chief executive of the Port of Blyth Martin Lawlor, , will assume the chairmanship on an interim basis until a permanent arrangement is agreed. [+]

Wan Hai joins INTTRA

Taiwan’s Wan Hai Lines has joined the INTTRA ocean network, software and information provider. In addition to its service network in Asia, Wan Hai has expanded to the US, South America and the Middle East in recent years. It will offer customers a full services ... [+]

New chair for Interferry

John Steen-Mikkelsen, chief executive of Danish operator Danske Faergerm is the new chairman of trade industry body, Interferry. He succeeds Mike Grainger – managing director of Liferaft Systems Australia and chairman of TT Line Spirit of Tasmania - who was an Interferry board member for ... [+]

Liverpool handles Cosco call

The Port of Liverpool handled a vessel operated by China’s largest shipping line, Cosco on 17 October. The MV Jork was on a feeder service from Rotterdam.  Peel ports described the call as “an important milestone”, adding that it would look to evolve the trial ... [+]

CMA ups Ceva stake to fend off DSV

Shipping line CMA CGM is increasing in its shareholding in logistics specialist Ceva, with the latter rejecting an advance by rival logistics firm DSV. CMA CGM announced that it would take a 25% share in Ceva Logistics in April, a deal which also allowed it ... [+]

Tech centre for Tilbury

Local MP Jackie Doyle Price has opened a new technology centre at the Port of Tilbury. Located within the old railway station of the London Cruise Terminal, the Training and Technology Suite includes two training simulators as part of the facilities designed to support the ... [+]

Hapag Lloyd signs feeder deal

Hapag-Lloyd has signed a feeder network deal with the Ocean Network Express (ONE) group of Japanese shipping lines – NYK, Mitsui OSK and K line. The two partners have already started a new Intra-Asia service, the Bohai Feeder (BHX) in August, and plan to start a ... [+]

Immingham rail route to go high-cube

Work is underway to upgrade the rail route between Doncaster and Immingham for high-cube containers. National track operator Network Rail is partnering with the Humber LEP and North Lincolnshire Council to invest more than £15m to enlarge the route, which can currently only accept high-cube ... [+]

Shippers welcome Maritime Single Window plan

The European Shippers Council said has welcomed the European Commission’s new proposal for a Maritime Single Window. It said it would provide faster clearance and release of goods and reduced administrative burdens. However, ESC added that it and other stakeholders would welcome more detail on ... [+]

Spain’s Pérez buys Caribbean feeder network

Spain’s Pérez y Cía has reached agreement for to acquire CFS Caribbean Feeder Services from German fleet management firm Harren & Partner. CFS launched the first independent feeder service in the Caribbean in 1999 and Harren & Partner continues to provide 50% of the vessels deployed ... [+]