Handler extends Hoegh contract

Terminal operator Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) has signed a contract with Hoegh Autoliners to continue servicing its ro ro vessels in the port for a further three years. The new contract extends a relationship that spans more than 25 years since the inception of SCH, with Oslo-based Hoegh also one of the longest-serving ro-ro customers using Southampton. The line carries a wide range of cars and heavy plant on its ... [+]

Höegh ship detained after weapons find

The Höegh Transporter has been detained in Mombasa, Kenya after undeclared weapons and an as yet unnamed substance were discovered in a consignment of United Nations vehicles from Mumbai, India destined for a UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The shipping line said it understood that the ... [+]

Höegh ‘s new ships will be biggest ever

Höegh Autoliners carried out successful trials of the hull of a new design of vessel in mid-May. New Horizon hull 462A will be the basis of the first in a series of six Post Panamax vessels that will go into service over the next 18 months. The New Horizon design ... [+]

Hoegh replace UK office with agency

Hoegh Autoliners has appointed a new agency in the UK and has closed its own office in Basildon, East London. Neptumar, based in Manchester, will be dedicated to Hoegh Autoliners and is a joint venture between Kestrel Liner Agencies and shipping, transport and logistics specialist. Menzell Doehle of Germany. In ... [+]

Hoegh Osaka back in port

Stricken car carrier Hoegh Osaka has been towed back to the Port of Southampton. She was safely alongside at berth 101 in the Port of Southampton. The vessel was deliberately grounded on Bramble Bank near the Isle of Wight after developing a serious list about three weeks ago.   [+]

A train for the trainers

A training carriage for the Hitachi Rail Europe plant in Newton Aycliffe rolled off the vehicle carrier Höegh London at the Port of Tyne on 18 January. It will become Hitachi plant’s training unit for the new factory, which will be assembling the next generation of inter-city trains for the ... [+]

Southampton ‘not affected by Hoegh grounding’

ABP Southampton says that the port is open for business and operations are unaffected by the grounding of the Hoegh Osaka on Saturday evening. The 41,000-tonne pure car and truck carrier was deliberately run onto sandbanks at Bramble Bank close to the Isle of Wight after the vessel developed a ... [+]

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