Category: Shipping

Carriers struggle to cope with equipment shortages

Strong demand for container shipping space on major trade lanes from Asia to Europe and North America saw cargo rollovers increase month-on-month in October as carriers struggled to keep ocean supply chains operating smoothly. Overall container rollover ratios at leading transshipment ports rose to 28.5% last month, up from 26.9% in September and 22.2% in October 2019, according to Ocean Insights, the world’s leading real-time and predictive ocean container tracking

PD Ports unveils plans for River Tees digital platform

PD Ports launches new digital initiative for River Tees. L-R Andy Koss, Head of Sembcorp Energy UK, Frans Calje, CEO of PD Ports, and Julie Underwood, Executive Director of International Trade at the North East England Chamber of Commerce. PD Ports has unveiled plans to launch a new innovative digital platform to enhance the national and international competitiveness of the River Tees. The platform, which aims to promote the strengths

Port of Tyne wins two maritime clean energy awards

The Port of Tyne won two brand new Clean Energy Awards last night at the Maritime UK Awards. Announced during a virtual ceremony hosted by Dee Cathari MBE, Port of Tyne was named as the winner in both the Maritime UK 2020 Clean Energy Operator and Clean Energy Enabler categories. Winning these two awards highlights the huge progress the Port has made towards meeting the ambitious Net Zero targets outlined

GPS Group and VARO Energy embark on further expansion

GPS Group, the growing storage and logistics provider, and VARO Energy (“VARO”), a downstream energy company active in North West Europe, announce that they are further strengthening their strategic partnership. The formal beginning of the construction of a new railway line and ethanol storage tanks, at the Port of Amsterdam, represents the expansion of the companies’ contractual relationship. This investment is the next step in GPS’s strategic partnership with VARO.

Port of Tyne announces £1 million investment

The Port of Tyne, one of the UK’s leading deep-sea ports and a major employer in the region, has today announced a £1 million investment in its wood pellet-handling operations. The investment sees state-of-the-art equipment installed and a range of measures put in place to help combat dust emissions from the dry wood pellets it handles into the UK. The actions put Port of Tyne at the forefront of technology

First UAE-based fully integrated e-commerce platform

A new service called TelrShops ( was launched today by the UAE based online payment gateway Telr. An eCommerce platform that enables merchants to grow their business online. It serves as a long-awaited medium that assists all merchants across industries in offering their products and services online or enhancing their current online activities.  Merchants will have access to all the necessary tools to create unique virtual shops through a simple, fast,

Thermo King and Envirotainer Ready for COVID-19 vaccine

Recognizing the critical need for reliable temperature-controlled airfreight solutions for safe transportation of vaccines and pharmaceuticals, Thermo King®, and Envirotainer today announced that they are ready to meet the increasing shipping needs of the healthcare and aviation industries. Thermo King, a brand of Trane Technologies is the global provider of intelligent end-to-end active temperature-controlled transport and storage solutions, across the entire cold chain. Envirotainer is the global market leader in

Thermo King Cold Storage Solutions to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Thermo King, by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator, has expanded its portfolio of temporary storage solutions that can meet the unique requirements of global pharmaceutical companies developing COVID-19 vaccines. Thermo King is the global leader in intelligent end-to-end temperature-controlled cold chain solutions. Pharmaceutical companies in final-stage clinical trials anticipate they will require strict temperature controls to safeguard their products – down to temperatures as low as -70

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Container transshipment ports see heavy September cargo rollovers

Supply chain disruption due to container rollovers at leading transshipment ports eased marginally for shippers in September compared to August. However, the ratio of rollovers remained far higher compared to a year earlier at most hubs, according to Ocean Insights, the world’s leading real-time and predictive ocean container tracking data provider to forwarders and shippers. The latest global container port rollover findings were compiled by analyzing Ocean Insights’ proprietary global

Port of Hamburg

Vietnam – dynamic trading partner for the Port of Hamburg

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has entered into force on August 1 2020. Trade between the Port of Hamburg and Vietnam, which has already increased in recent years, should continue to benefit from this agreement. Although the corona-related developments will also affect trade between Germany and Vietnam in the current year 2020, for the Port of Hamburg there has been very positive growth in the Vietnam shipping region in the