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Hamburg fall levels off

The decline in cargo in at the port of Hamburg in the third quarter was 8%, considerably less than in the second, it said. Container throughput was down only 4.9%, to 2.3m teu in the third quarter. Port of Hamburg Marketing says that the results in the third quarter give reason to be optimistic that the double-digit decrease in turnover has ended. [+]

Felixstowe link restores pre-pandemic service at iPort

Doncaster inland terminal iPort has added a sixth daily train service, to and from Felixstowe, bringing the terminal back up to pre-pandemic service levels. The new overnight service will operate six days a week and brings the number of daily services between iPort Rail and the ... [+]

BIFA calls for probe into ‘unfair’ surcharges

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has joined FIATA (The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) in calling on governments to investigate unreasonable surcharges in ocean freight. It said that its members are being inundated with additional fees even though they are not responsible and have ... [+]

River Tees turns digital

PD Ports has launched a digital platform to enhance the competitiveness of the River Tees. Chief executiveFrans Calje said it would be a vital tool that will allow river users, potential investors and key stakeholders to access a wealth of information about its operations, infrastructure ... [+]

Stena celebrates quarter century between Dublin and Holyhead

Stena Line celebrated the 25th anniversary of its ferry operations between Dublin Port and Holyhead on 18 November. During its quarter century on the route, it has carried over 3.5 million freight units, 12 million passengers and almost 3 million cars.  If all vehicles that  have ... [+]

Work starts on London Gateway’s biggest warehouse yet

DP World London Gateway has started building its largest site to date at the port’s logistics park, for DHL Supply Chain. Work to prepare the plot for the 482,000 sq ft warehouse is underway, with main building work due to start in early 2021. On ... [+]

First departure for P&O Ferrymasters’ Czech express

P&O Ferrymasters has launched a new train service from Lovosice in the Czech Republic to Rotterdam Europoort with onward sea connections to Britain. The company will run its own trains in both directions from Lovosice – a strategic transport junction close to Prague, Germany and Poland ... [+]

Freeport bids will be challenging say operators

Ports bidding for Freeport status will face a real challenge in submitting the detailed proposals that the Government is asking for, says the UK Major Ports Association as the process got under way on 16 November. Chief executive Tim Morris said that this was a ... [+]

Unifeeder provide Portugal/ Tilbury link

Short-sea line Unifeeder is to add a Tilbury call to its weekly Rotterdam/Portugal service. The service calls at Lisbon and Leixoes. First departure from Lisbon us on Wednesday 25 November, arriving in Tilbury the following Monday. [+]

Crisis grips shipping as lines slash UK slots

Shipping lines are reluctant to take on UK-bound cargo because of the operational difficulties in UK ports, says freight forwarder Woodland Group. Disruption on the Asia – Europe trade is leading to significant rate increases and surcharges that have driven rates to new heights, it ... [+]

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