Games boost for British exports

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has boosted exports because it has given the UK a major reputation boost among multinational business leaders, says new research by UPS and the Centre for Economics and Business Research. The joint study said there had been an ‘Olympics effect’ among senior executives at multinational corporations (MNCs) prompting them to source British exports as a result. The effect wasn't just confined to London ... [+]

Portland unruffled by Olympics

It will be business as usual for Portland Port despite the fact that the Dorset harbour will be in the thick of the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Sailing events. It says that the games which start in Weymouth and Portland’s Olympic waters at the end of July will not impact ... [+]

Olympic news from ASM

Customs clearance software firm Agency Sector Management is streaming a twitter feed giving real-time updates on traffic congestion around Heathrow Airport during the Olympics to its web site ( It says it will give easy access to the information to staff not allowed access to social media at work. The Heathrow ... [+]

Olympics boost for Thames freight

A trial batch of 20 20-ft boxes has been sent up the Thames to the Stratford Olympic site. Thursday 17 May saw the first trial delivery by water in conjunction with The Port of Tilbury and marine logistics experts, Bennett’s Barges. The containers and their contents were loaded on to ... [+]

Dover works to allow longer ships

The Port of Dover is extending pier A at Eastern Docks to allow longer vessels to moor in berths two and three. The work, to be completed prior to the Olympic Games, will provide improved mooring for DFDS vessels and an alternative berth for the large P&O Spirit class ships ... [+]

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