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 loading and unloading.  The port has also gained permission for a third berth to be dredged to over 15 metres and ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Straddles spearhead Southampton expansion drive

DP World Southampton has taken delivery of nine Kalmar straddle carriers – part of an eventual order of 17 - and has announced plans to buy two new super post-panamax quay cranes, due for delivery in 2018. It will allow the port to handle three of the largest container vessels ... [+]

First Swan for Southampton

DP World Southampton handled the first vessel on MSC's new AE2/Swan service on 21 October, with one of the fastest transit times from Asia to the UK. The new route has a 24 day transit time from Yantian (South China) to Southampton and 19 days from Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia. ... [+]

Southampton starts dredging work

Associated British Ports has awarded the contract to widen and deepen a part of the DP World Southampton container terminal to Boskalis Westminster. It involves the removal of 450,000 cubic metres of material at Marchwood to widen the navigation channel by 30m to improve accessibility and manoeuvrability for container vessels.   [+]

Slicker Southampton

DP World Southampton is to bring  in a new vehicle booking system in the New Year A trial of VBS Premium with 13 of the terminal’s largest hauliers was an “overwhelming success” said the operator. It aims to make back-office management of containers and bookings easier and customers are reporting that ... [+]

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