New station underpins Southampton safety

DP World has introduced a remote ‘pinning’ station at its Southampton container terminal. ‘Pinning’ is the process of manually placing a twistlock into the corner casting of a container to keep it in place at sea. For the past 50 years, twistlocks were put in and taken out on the quayside, directly underneath container-bearing cranes. DP World says that the hub, the first of its kind in the world, will improve ... [+]

DP World steps in to save Southampton slipway

DP World has built a new slipway for the Southampton Sea Cadets as part of its community investment programme. The old slipway had deteriorated badly and was becoming hazardous the port operator and partners Earlcoate stepped in to save the boating season for the cadets’ kayakers, rowers and dinghy sailors. [+]

DP World to build Southampton truckers’ haven

DP World is to lease a 7,500sq m site next to its Southampton container terminal to develop facilities for lorry drivers. The £15m project, on land previously used for car storage, will deliver facilities including a restaurant, showers, toilets and 24-hour security as well as increasing the container storage area. DP World ... [+]

Southampton has ‘greenest ever’ year

DP World says its Southampton container terminal enjoyed its greenest ever year in 2022 after delivering a 55% reduction in net carbon emissions from its fleet and installations. Southampton plans to become the first port in the UK to eliminate fossil diesel from its operations entirely and transition to Hydrotreated Vegetable ... [+]

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 as well as speeding up ... [+]

Southampton welcomes HMM eco-ship

The first in a new generation of HMM 16,000teu ships called at DP World Southampton this week. HMM Nuri is the first of eight 16,000 TEU class mega-ships to be deployed on the Asia and North Europe trade lane. The new class of ship is equipped with smart ship technology which ... [+]

DP World spends £40 in Southampton

DP World is to invest £40 million in its Southampton container terminal in 2021. The work will include the already completed dredging and widening of the berths to accommodate the world’s biggest ships in partnership with Associated British Ports. It will also spend £10m on a new class of eleven hybrid ... [+]

Truckers told to stay away from Southampton

DP World is urging truckers heading to Southampton with no booking to stay away due to a backlog of hundreds of lorries trying to get through the port, according to the BBC website. It said that there were long queues for Dock Gate 20 following the suspension of crane and ... [+]

Green machinery for Southampton

A fleet of The 12 new hybrid straddle has started operations at DP World Southampton. They use 20% less fuel than standard machines and are the most efficient on the market. The port has already placed an order for another 12 hybrid machines which will be delivered by the end ... [+]

Early Christmas for Southampton

CMA CGM’s seasonal SEANE (South East Asia Northern Europe) service made its first UK port of call on 11 August at DP World Southampton. The new service caters to the ‘Christmas peak’ and provides the only direct call from Jakarta, Indonesia to UK and northern Europe. Southampton is the first ... [+]

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