P&O Ferries gets into container shipping

P&O Ferries is to launch a new dedicated lo lo service between Hull and Zeebrugge on 3 May. The ferry and logistics company has chartered the 118 metre Elisabeth, a 5,000-ton container ship which will make three round-trips per week between, complementing the existing passenger and freight ro ro service. Although ferry operators increasingly carry containers and swap bodies on ro ro services, this is the first time for many years that ... [+]

First ships for Hull’s Green Port

ABP’s Green Port Hull development at Alexandra Dock has handled its first commercial ships. Stema Shipping’s MV Bulknes and MV Beltnes delivered almost 400,000 tonnes of crushed stone from Norway which will be used to surface the windmill factory site that is being built by Siemens. Ultimately the berths will ... [+]

Hull City gives green light to Siemens plan

Hull City Council’s Planning Committee has granted approval to plans by global wind energy firm Siemens for a turbine blade factory and associated facilities on the port's Alexandra Dock. This now means that the entire Siemens development has full planning approval. It follows a Siemens decision last November to bring ... [+]

Thor Shipping starts Hull operation

Swedish shipping line Thor Shipping & Transport has established its first UK base ABP Hull, at the terminal formerly operated by TransAtlantic, which withdrew from the UK market earlier this year. Thor operates three vessels, the Odin, the Alrek and the Frej , handling 300,000 tonnes of steel and other cargoes ... [+]

Hull port open day this wekend

Associated British Ports (ABP) will be marking the centenary of King George Dock with a family open day at the Port of Hull on Saturday 21 June. The event will take place between 11am and 3pm and will include coach tours of King George Dock, tours of P&O's cruise ferries, machinery displays, live bands, fairground rides, ... [+]

Wind in Hull’s sails as Siemens confirms Green Port plan

Siemens has confirmed longstanding plans to build a new wind turbine factory in the port of Hull. The German owned engineering firm is investing £160m in Green Port Hull at the city's Alexandra Dock and in a new blade factory in nearby Paull. According to reports, the factories will be open ... [+]

Commission consults on shipping consortia

The European Commission is inviting comments on a proposal to continue the consortia block exemption regulation that exempts liner shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules. The current regulation is due to expire in April 2015. According to the Commission, if consortia are faced with sufficient competition and are not used to ... [+]

Bigger ships for Transfennica

Transfennica has introduced larger ships on its Zeebrugge – Bilbao ro ro and container route. The MV Forerunner and MV Forecaster will operate two sailings per week in each direction, offering a capacity of 3,000 lane metres compared with the previous vessels’ 2,700 lane metres.There are also 12 cabins for ... [+]

AR Lunn in administration

Hull-based container and general haulier A R Lunn Transport has gone into administration. The company operated a fleet of 102 articulated artics from a 7.5-acre site near the port, the BBC reports. Administrator Price Waterhouse Coopers confirmed that 115 jobs would be lost. Source: BBC   [+]
Van der Vlist's new offices in Hull

Van der Vlist UK relocates to Hull

UK part of Dutch-owned Van der Vlist Transport Group, is relocating to Burma Drive in Hull, less than a mile from the port, from 1 March. The company provides provide out-of-gauge and oversized transport along with associated services including permits, escorts and route surveys. Facilities and equipment include over ... [+]

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