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 project, part of an ongoing programme of investment in infrastructure and quayside facilities. Once the work is complete, the largest car ... [+]

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 ... [+]

High tech hybrids for Southampton

DP World has placed an order for 12 hybrid straddle carriers at its terminal in Southampton. They use regenerating technology to charge modern Lithium-ion batteries and are expected to use 20% less fuel and cut emissions compared with diesel-electric machines. Theywill be in operation by spring 2019. [+]

HERO welcomed in Southampton

Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s latest HERO’ class vehicle carrying vessel has made its maiden call to ABP's Port of Southampton. The Titus is the latest in a fleet of eight new vessels that are being phased in and feature an efficient exhaust gas cleaning system that produces less than 0.1% sulphur emissions. The new ... [+]

New ship to shore cranes for Southampton

Two new quayside cranes have been positioned at Southampton port container terminal. Part of a major investment by terminal operator and owner DP World, the 129.8 metre high, 1,500 tonne electric cranes generate their own electricity when boxes descend onto the quay, with any surplus electricity being sent back to ... [+]

Xpediator buys Southampton’s Import Services

Following its acquisition of Anglia Forwarding on 4 June, Xpediator says it plans to buy Southampton-based Import Services Limited (ISL) for about £12 million. The acquisition which will add about 40,000sq m to Xpediator’s portfolio and will complement the Group’s operations in Felixstowe. Xpediator chief executive Stephen Blyth said:  “ISL…is a well- ... [+]

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