Ships study

Transport Minister John Hayes launched a study into how to boost the UK’s maritime industry on 26 November. It will look at all aspects of the sector to identify where and how improvements can be made to generate growth and will report in summer 2015. It is expected to make recommendations that could benefit areas including ship financing, ownership and operation; maritime education, skills, research and technology; and the government ... [+]

EU steps up searches on Syria-bound ships

The EU is to oblige member states to search all ships navigating through their territorial waters or stopping in their ports if they are suspected of transporting arms or dual-use goods to Syria, under the latest round of sanctions against the country. Previously, EU countries could stop ships but were ... [+]

FPS goes weekly to Maldives

Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) Lanka has launched a weekly ocean consolidation service from Sri Lanka to key points in the Maldives Islands, which lie to the south of India. The Maldives - comprising several atolls and hundreds of small islands – provide many challenges for shipping, due to the widely-varying and ... [+]

North and South unite to fight Humber’s corner

Humber ports-based businesses are to launch a new partnership to promote the estuary internationally at the Multimodal Logistics conference at the NEC on 2 May. HumberPort brings together major players, including Associated British Ports (ABP), Able UK, Danbrit and DFDS Seaways to promote in a coordinated way what it says is ... [+]

ESC appoints new chief

The European Shippers Council (ESC) has appointed Paola Lancellotti as its new secretary general, filling a post left vacant by Nicolette Van der Jagt's move to forwarder's organisation Clecat last year. For the past six years Mrs Lancellotti was secretary general to the European Marine Equipment Council and prior 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 ... [+]

Seatruck starts major ports reshuffle

Freight ferry operator Seatruck is to launch a service from Heysham to Belfast on 7 May, replacing its existing service from Heysham to Larne. The new Heysham - Belfast service will be opened by sister vessels “Arrow” and “Ranger”, which will be switched from their current duties into Larne. Then, later ... [+]
The Hyundai together breaks Southampton's handling record

Southampton breaks handling record

Southampton container terminal set its best ever vessel turnaround performance when it handled the maiden call of the largest ship in the Hyundai fleet. The Hyundai Together was turned around in 24 hours well ahead and, in a 12-hour shift, 600 containers were moved by an individual crane, equivalent to 50 ... [+]

New Deal

DFDS Seaways and LD Lines are to rename the chartered Brittany Ferries ferry Barfluer the Deal Seaways when she becomes the second ship on their joint Dover-Calais service on 27 April. She will bring the total number of daily sailings to ten each way.   [+]

Mundo takes on FESCO agency

Mundo International Logistics UK has been appointed as UK agent for FESCO North West Europe, part of the FESCO Transportation Group, one of the largest operators in Russia and CIS. The range of maritime, rail and road transport services includes a weekly service from all main UK ports to St.Petersburg, Vladivostok, ... [+]

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