Europe

  • Port of Felixstowe fiasco - what went wrong?

    Aug 13, 2018 — The latest statement published on the port’s website said the performance of the new TOS “continues to stabilise” and that productivity was at 80% of the level it had before going live with nGen.
  • Major fire in Port of Antwerp triggers disaster plan

    Aug 13, 2018 — A major fire in the port of Antwerp has been brought under control, the port authority said, but could go on burning for the rest of the week.
  • Freight forwarders slam Port of Felixstowe on no compensation

    Aug 9, 2018 — Responding to a statement by the owners of the Port of Felixstowe that its recently introduced new terminal operating system (TOS) is now “stable”, BIFA director general Robert Keen said: “Our members still face significant problems at the port with shipping lines cancelling calls; or operating a cut-and-run policy, where the ship leaves before all containers that are booked are loaded, or discharged. Those members are also experiencing knock-on effects at other UK ports where vessels are being diverted, causing additional cost and disruption.”
  • DP World Acquires European Logistics Firm Unifeeder for 660 Million Euros

    Aug 9, 2018 — On Tuesday, Dubai-based DP World announced plan to acquire 100% of Unifeeder, the largest container feeder and growing shortsea network operator in Europe, for 660 million euros. DP World said the acquisition from Nordic Capital Fund VIII and certain minority shareholders will help enhance its presence in the global supply chain and broaden its product offering to its customers, namely shipping lines and cargo owners, helping reduce inefficiencies and improve the competitiveness of global trade.
  • Damaged Car Carrier Makassar Highway Reaches Port in Sweden

    Aug 3, 2018 — The damaged car carrier Makassar Highway has been moored in Oskarshamn on Thursday after salvors completed its emergency tow from open waters of the Baltic Sea. The 139-meter car carrier ran aground last Monday, July 23, off Loftahammar, Sweden.
  • Shippers, forwarders and hauliers now planning for 'no deal' as Brexit looms

    Jul 30, 2018 — Shippers are pushing forwarders for more certainty on post-Brexit customs – some now actively working with a presumption of a hard Brexit. Meanwhile, the UK Road Haulage Association (RHA) has slammed MPs claiming “no deal is better than a bad deal”, suggesting some foods we take for granted could become “luxuries”.
  • Maersk Line diverting two services to Liverpool from delay-hit Felixstowe

    Jul 16, 2018 — Maersk Line is diverting one of its transatlantic services with MSC and its COEX service to the Port of Liverpool for 12 weeks from Felixstowe which has been hit by delays over the last month since installing a new IT system.
  • Strike at Portuguese ports to cause delays

    Jul 13, 2018 — AGS Lisbon would like to inform you that the Portuguese Union of Dockers and Logistics (SEAL) filed a general strike notice for the period from 9 to 28 July 2018.
  • Kerry Logistics signs deal to build new Black Sea deepsea container port

    Jul 5, 2018 — Hong Kong-based 3PL Kerry Logistics has signed a deal to build a third box port in the Black Sea country of Georgia. The development will turn competition in Georgia’s port sector into a three-way race between Anaklia, the APM Terminals facility in Poti and the ICTSI-controlled container terminal at Batumi.
  • Delays continue at the Port of Felixstowe, Maersk omitting calls

    Jul 5, 2018 — Delays are continuing at one of the UK's main ports – Felixstowe – three weeks after a new terminal operating system was installed.
  • Forwarders will get 'no compensation' for cargo delays at Felixstowe

    Jul 2, 2018 — UK forwarders hit by delays in receiving containers though the port of Felixstowe have been warned that they cannot expect any compensation.
  • Congestion and delays at port of Felixstowe expected to continue

    Jun 15, 2018 — The UK’s major container gateway of Felixstowe is expected to continue experiencing severe congestion after the troubled implementation of a new IT system. An advisory issued by MSC said all carriers calling at the port were still experiencing “significant delays”.
  • IMO Cautions Against Extending EU-ETS to Shipping

    Jan 9, 2017 — Including shipping in the EU?s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping on a global basis, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim said in a letter to senior European officials.
  • IAPH: A Smart Conference in a Smart Port City

    Jun 15, 2015 — The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) convened at its 29th World Ports Conference in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5 June 2015, under the theme of “City of Hamburg – Calling at the smartPORT”, was successfully concluded, attracting more than 900 delegates, accompanying persons, guest speakers and exhibitors from across the world.