PD Ports completes successful roll out of Port Community System in collaboration with Port of Rotterdam

PD Ports, the Statutory Harbour Authority for the River Tees, has successfully rolled out a Port Community System (PCS) to improve efficiencies and boost the international competitiveness of Teesport and the River Tees.  After announcing its intentions to deliver on the digitalised solution earlier this year, PD Ports has continued to work alongside partners at… Continue reading PD Ports completes successful roll out of Port Community System in collaboration with Port of Rotterdam

DP World to invest £300m in new fourth berth at London Gateway Logistics Hub to strengthen UK’s supply chain

DP WORLD announces that it will begin work next month on a new fourth berth at its London Gateway logistics hub to increase supply chain resilience and create more capacity for the world’s largest vessels. The £300m sum – which builds on the £2bn investment DP World has made in Britain over the last decade… Continue reading DP World to invest £300m in new fourth berth at London Gateway Logistics Hub to strengthen UK’s supply chain

Stick to new deadline for import border controls, Logistics UK urges government

Containerterminal in Tilbury, London, Großbritannien

Business group Logistics UK has urged the government to prioritise work towards a sustainable solution to post Brexit import formalities to provide certainty for business. The call comes following the announcement that the introduction of health certification of imported products of animal origin (which include many food and drink items) has been pushed back from 1 October 2021 to July 2022.    As Sarah Laouadi, Head of… Continue reading Stick to new deadline for import border controls, Logistics UK urges government

AD Ports Group and CMA CGM Group Announce Agreement to Invest AED 570 Million in New Terminal at Khalifa Port

AD Ports Group, the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade, and France-based CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, have announced the signing of a 35-year concession agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, a new terminal will be established in Khalifa Port, the first semi-automated container port in the… Continue reading AD Ports Group and CMA CGM Group Announce Agreement to Invest AED 570 Million in New Terminal at Khalifa Port

PD Ports celebrates 60 per cent increase in bulk cargo volumes one year since opening Teesport Bulks Terminal

PD Ports, owner and operator of Teesport, has recently celebrated the first anniversary since the unveiling of its state-of-the-art Teesport Bulks Terminal. Officially unveiled in the height of the COVID19 pandemic during an innovative live-streamed virtual ceremony, the Teesport Bulks Terminal marked an important milestone not only for PD Ports, but for the Tees Valley… Continue reading PD Ports celebrates 60 per cent increase in bulk cargo volumes one year since opening Teesport Bulks Terminal

Greener, longer goods vehicles could be rolled out from next year

Sunset view heavy traffic moving at speed on UK motorway in England.

Greener, longer goods vehicles could become a permanent fixture on Britain’s roads as early as next year, the government has announced. This comes as the Department for Transport publishes its response to its consultation on the introduction of longer-semi trailers (LSTs), for which the majority of respondents were in favour of their use. It follows a… Continue reading Greener, longer goods vehicles could be rolled out from next year

Rising long-term rates and port congestion compound cargo owner woes

Aerial view of business port with shore crane loading container in container ship in import/export and business logistics with crane and shipping cargo.International transportation and business concept.

After another month of high demand, over-stretched infrastructure and difficult negotiations for shippers, long-term contracted ocean freight rates now stand 85.5% higher than at this point last year. Although August saw rates rise by a relatively modest 2.2% (contrasted to July’s astonishing 28.1% jump) there appears to be little sign of relief on the horizon,… Continue reading Rising long-term rates and port congestion compound cargo owner woes

Dartford crossing carrying more food and goods than ever before

The crucial role of the Dartford Crossing in keeping goods and people moving during and after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic has been revealed in new data released by Highways England. The figures show that despite the unprecedented restrictions put in place in England, the crossing regularly carried more traffic than it was designed… Continue reading Dartford crossing carrying more food and goods than ever before

Port of Gothenburg freight flows rise despite global disruptions

Freight volumes continued to rise at the Port of Gothenburg during the first six months of the year, reaching their highest during the second quarter. This was despite major disruptions in global freight flows in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent impact on logistics systems. The vast majority of Swedish foreign trade… Continue reading Port of Gothenburg freight flows rise despite global disruptions

Second phase Liverpool2 now live increasing capacity

Peel Ports Group, owner of the Port of Liverpool welcomed four new operational cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes opening up an additional 15 acres of yard capacity as part of the £400m Liverpool2 project. As the UK’s only west-facing deep-sea terminal, the multi-million expansion of Liverpool2 is in partnership with global terminal business, Terminal Investment… Continue reading Second phase Liverpool2 now live increasing capacity