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NEW RAIL SERVICE LAUNCHED FROM PORT OF FELIXSTOWE BY GB RAILFREIGHT

February 22, 2019 by  
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A new intermodal rail freight service connecting the Port of Felixstowe with the Birch Coppice terminal in the Midlands has been launched by GB Railfreight. The first locomotive on the service left Birch Coppice at 14:14 on 23 January 2019 and arrived at Felixstowe at 20:14, having passed through Hams Hall, Leicester, Peterborough and Ipswich […]

HMRC awards new logistics contract to support customs compliance

February 22, 2019 by  
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Following a full procurement exercise, logistics firm Wincanton will work in partnership with HMRC and Border Force, providing logistics. HMRC and Border Force undertake targeted checks inland, which help prevent mis-declared goods from flowing into the country. Carrying out these checks inland is a proportionate measure to avoid congestion at ports. The overwhelming majority of […]

Refurbishment Firm MJM Marine Wins Cruiseship Contract

February 22, 2019 by  
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Newry based firm MJM Marinehas won its biggest contract to date for a “multimillion dollar” refit of a cruise liner that will involve a team of 1,400 people. The company, which has its headquarters in the Co. Down city and has been in business for 35 years, has won the contract from Norwegian Cruise Line […]

Government to give Thanet council £136,000 to help prepare Ramsgate port ahead of Brexit

February 22, 2019 by  
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The government is set to allocate £136,000 to Thanet council to spend on the port of Ramsgate to help planning for a no-deal Brexit – after cancelling a £13.8m contract with a company to operate a ferry service to Ofstend. The money will be available as part of a contingency package in the event that […]

£200m Port of Tilbury expansion plan approved

February 22, 2019 by  
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Construction of Tilbury 2 is scheduled to start next month with the intention to be operational by Spring 2020. The proposed Tilbury 2 port will be constructed on land that formed the western part of the old Tilbury Power Station and is expected to create over 200 construction jobs. Graham Construction is understood to be […]

UK Suspends Contract for Port of Ramsgate “Brexit” Ferry

February 22, 2019 by  
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The government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May has canceled a contract with a newly-formed ferry company for a backup service between Ramsgate and Ostend, Belgium. The startup, Seaborne Freight, lacked prior experience and did not own vessels for the service; an expected financial backer, Arklow Shipping, exited the plan, prompting the Department for Transport […]

Brexit: Seaborne Freight no-deal ferry contract scrapped

February 22, 2019 by  
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The government has axed its no-deal Brexit contract with a ferry company which had no ships, after the Irish company backing the deal pulled out. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling had faced criticism for the £13.8m deal with Seaborne Freight, which the BBC found had never run a ferry service. The government said it is in […]

PD Ports wins Humber contract with UK market-leading oil specialists

November 9, 2018 by  
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PD Ports has been awarded a four-year contract to operate the import logistics and front-line quality inspection for oil specialists Kerfoot at their port facility in Goole. Through its Humber-based shipping and inspection team, PD Ports, one the UK’s major port groups, will provide the stevedoring and tank management for a selection of imported high […]

Sunseeker International appoints Christian Marti as new CEO

November 6, 2018 by  
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Britain’s biggest boat builder, Sunseeker International has today announced that Christian Marti will join the business as Chief Executive Officer in November, replacing Phil Popham who left the business at the end of September to take up a new challenge. Marti joins Sunseeker from Aston Martin Lagonda where he held the position of Chief Sales […]

The Irish border Brexit backstop

November 6, 2018 by  
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With fewer than 200 days to Brexit in March 2019, one question is never far from the headlines – how do you solve a problem like the Irish border? The UK and the EU both want to avoid a “hard border” – physical checks or infrastructure between Northern Ireland and Ireland – but cannot agree […]

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