Thursday, June 22, 2017

Calais Migrant Crisis

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Security has been tightened at the French port of Calais in an effort to stop a burgeoning migrant population from making attempts to illegally enter the UK. Why is there a security issue in Calais? There has long been an issue with migrants wanting to illegally enter the UK via Calais and the northern French […]

Felixstowe port dredging for larger container ships

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Top Stories

The Port of Felixstowe has begun dredging one million cubic metres of sea bed as it prepares for more expansion. Hutchison Ports, which owns the freight terminal in Suffolk, is extending berths eight and nine by 200yds (190m). The quay and approaches are being dredged to a depth of 59ft (18m) to allow larger container […]

Kalmar Crosses Continents

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Top Stories

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a significant contract to deliver container handling equipment and related automation technology worth around US$52 million to the Port of Melbourne’s new container terminal, operated by Victoria International Container Terminal (VICTL) in Australia. The order includes 12 automated stacking cranes and 11 automated shuttle carriers.         […]

Port of Hull’s big green revolution

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Editorials

A ‘Green Port’ project worth over US$500 million has been approved for the Port of Hull, UK. The project is being joint-funded by Siemens (US$260 million) and Associated British Ports (US$245 million). The three-year construction programme involves the creation of a 600m-long quay on the River Humber, as well as dredging berths 62m wide and […]

NATO calls for piracy crackdown

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Top Stories

NATO is currently congregated in Wales and is brainstorming ideas to pioneer a definitive long-term plan to ensure the security of cargo-carrying vessels in a turbulent global arena.                   Reuters reported that a petroleum tanker was attacked by pirates on September 3, 2014, a day before the […]

TOC Europe Shines on London Horizon

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Top Stories

Terminal Operations Conference and Exhibition (TOC) Europe 2014 ready for London premiere on 24-26 June. According to the event organisers, TOC will offer visitors the opportunity to learn, debate and network with international port, shipping and logistics professionals. The event, which boasts over 160 exhibitors, is to be held at the ExCel Exhibition and Convention […]

Eversheds set to host sixth annual UK Ports Conference

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Top Stories

Alison Oldfield of Eversheds will speak at the conference. Source: Building Law firm Eversheds has announced it is hosting the sixth annual UK Ports Conference at its London offices on 25 June 2014. The event will provide a platform for industry experts and professionals to discuss a range of pertinent local and global topics with […]

Call for Port Dashers – The Port of Dover Community Regatta needs you!

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

The sun is beginning to shine, the temperature is warming up and 26 July 2014, the date of the Port of Dover Community Regatta, is coming up fast.  Interest is building and Port Dash teams are coming on-board, so make sure you secure your place before it is too late!   Sponsored by the Port of […]

EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi threat to BLOW UP oil tanker at major UK Port

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

A TERRORIST sleeper cell is planning to seize an oil ­tanker and mount a ­spectacular suicide attack at a major UK port. DANGER: A ship at Felixstowe in Suffolk, the UK’s biggest container port [ALAMY] Special forces soldiers have been deployed in mainland Britain to support the police after intelligence experts picked up info on […]

The Port of Tilbury’s London Paper Terminal announces a new deal with Hemisphere Freight

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Top Stories

The Port of Tilbury’s London Paper Terminal announces a new deal with Hemisphere Freight to handle over 20,000 tonnes of directories from Spain. Following the relocation of European shipping line, OPDR to Tilbury (announced in December), a number of Tilbury’s key clients have explored the benefits of a portcentric operation by reducing road miles and […]

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