DP World breaks UK records

London Gateway reported a 14% rise in volumes to 2,053,000TEU – the first time it has broken the 2m TEU barrier - while Southampton, handled 1.7m TEU, a 4% drop due to shipping schedule disruptions. The two ports combined handled a total of 3.85m TEU, compared with 3.675m in 2021. UK chief executive of DP World, Ernst Schulze, said: “Within a decade, London Gateway is likely to be handling up to ... [+]

DP World train goes port to port

DP World has launched a new intermodal rail service to link its container terminals at London Gateway and Southampton. The port operator says it will boost the resilience of the customers’ supply chains and enable them to switch volumes quickly and easily between the two UK locations.  The service – which ... [+]

Record first half for DP World UK

DP World says its two UK ports handled a record volume of cargo in the first half of 2021, thanks to its investment in capacity to meet demand. Between January and June this year, London Gateway saw throughput of 888,000teu. An increaser of over 23% on the previous first-half record set ... [+]

ABP appoints commercial head in Southampton

Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Paul Reeves as head of commercial for the Southampton region. He is currently vice president of sales for the UK and Ireland at rolling cargo line Wallenius Wilhelmsen. He will take up the role in August. [+]

Buildings make way for cargo at busy Southampton

The Port of Southampton has started demolition of a longstanding landmark to make room for more cargo. The former Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) building, a prominent feature of the skyline, is being taken down along with a dry goods storage shed in the Eastern Docks as part of a £4.3 million ... [+]

Chinese to run Southampton-Finland-Russia link

COSCO is to introduce a new weekly service between Southampton, Russia and Finland. It follows the Chinese-owned shipping line’s confirmation in February that DP World Southampton will be a permanent call on its feeder service. The rotation of the new service includes St Petersburg, Kotka and Rotterdam with the first vessel ... [+]

No clean air charge for Southampton

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed Southampton City Council’s rejection if a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) charge in Southampton, saying the decision would boost the port and local businesses. FTA says that the zone would have damaged the port and local economy but fail to deliver swift improvements in air ... [+]

Southampton can handle it

We can handle it DP World has invested in new handling equipment in Southampton. Two new empty container handlers, delivered at the end of 2018, mark the start of a planned programme of investment and redevelopment at the terminal. The new Hyster machines, which can tandem lift two empty 40ft containers and ... [+]

Southampton celebrates another multistorey

Work on the £15 million multi-deck storage facility in the Eastern Dock, the port’s eighth, will take nine months and will create 3,000 additional vehicle spaces. Representatives from BMW Group, one of the main automotive customers for this facility at the port, and Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, the contractor appointed ... [+]

Southampton struggles as boxes stack up

DP World said on 28 September that it was experiencing very high stack levels in Southampton which was affecting on the port’s productivity. Many of shipping lines are over their empty limit allowance which had filled the empties park with containers overflowing into the regular stack.  This, in turn, is blocking ... [+]

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