Tag: ports


February US retail imports to see larger drop amid coronavirus

With coronavirus causing longer Lunar New Year shutdowns of factories in China, imports at major US retail container ports are expected to see a sharper-than-usual drop this month, according to the Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “February is historically a slow month for imports because of Lunar New Year and the lull between retailers’ holiday season and summer, but this is

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Port of Hamburg striking growth

Port of Hamburg shows growth rate. For Germany’s largest universal port, seaborne cargo handling in the first nine months of 2019 proved highly satisfactory. The growth trend evident since the beginning of the year was maintained. With seaborne cargo throughput up 3.2% at 104 million tons, growth in Hamburg clearly exceeded the figures from its major competing ports in Northern Europe. These reported an advance averaging 1%. Container handling at

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New Teesport Rail service drives environmental benefits for IKEA

PD Ports has launched a dedicated rail freight service between Teesport and Doncaster in partnership with GB Railfreight, for its major customer Containerships – Intra-European leader of multimodal transport. The new service is responding to the growing demand for Teesport as the Northern UK gateway for trade which continues to see year-on-year growth across its container platform. The twice-daily rail service removes 120 daily road movements from the heavily congested


New opportunities opening up for Port Esbjerg

Port Esbjerg is expanding its crane capacity with a new LHM 800  A growth in high and heavy cargo creates new demands on crane capacity  The new crane is prompted by developments in the offshore industry especially The Port Esbjerg is gearing up for future business and opted for the world’s largest mobile harbour crane, the Liebherr LHM 800 with a maximum lifting capacity of up to 308

Port of Cork 'Highly Commended' at Seatrade Awards in 'Deal of the Year' Category

The Port of Cork and its partners were ‘highly commended’ at Tuesday’s Seatrade Awards in the ‘Deal of the Year’ category in recognition of its work in securing significant funding for the development of the new Cork Container Terminal (CCT) in Ringaskiddy, which will open in 2020. The funding for the €80m project was secured from a combination of sources including the Allied Irish Banks p.l.c (AIB), the European Investment


Maritime Nations Forum charts new course for British-Dutch relations

The collaborative Forum, organised by Maritime UK and the Dutch Government, saw over 100 participants, including 30 Dutch companies and members of the Dutch Government in attendance. The Forum brought Dutch and British decision makers together to discuss how the two nations can work closely together in the maritime arena. “The idea behind the UK-NL Maritime Nations Forum was to provide a platform to British and Dutch ports to share

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PD Ports supports army logistics exercise at Hartlepool

The Port of Hartlepool, owned and operated by PD Ports, has recently played host to the British Army’s largest logistics exercise of the year, allowing soldiers to practice their readiness for deployment. Exercise IRON PYTHON 18 ran across a 10-day period seeing scores of Army vehicles taking to the roads in the North of England and southern Scotland using existing civilian infrastructure for the first time for such an exercise.

New publication highlights value and contribution of Scottish ports to the economy

The Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP attended the launch of a new brochure produced by the Scottish ports industry at the British Ports Association’s Scottish Ports Group in Glasgow. ‘Scottish Ports: Gateways for Growth’ provides insightful information about Scottish ports, demonstrating what they do and the value they provide. It was produced in conjunction with Scotland’s enterprise bodies, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise, following the work the organisations

Five year deal signed between steel trader and PD Ports

One of the UK’s largest steel traders has just signed a new five year deal with PD Ports at Groveport, the inland port complex on the River Trent that has direct sea access along the Humber Estuary. Steel trader, All Steels Trading imports steel from all over the world and sells to both stockholders and end users with the ability to deliver steel products in the UK and Europe within


British Ports call for new freight strategy alongside Government Industrial Strategy

Welcoming the publication of the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper today, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne called for a long overdue freight strategy to aid industrial growth. Mr Ballantyne also suggested that ports should be prioritised in the White Paper, with greater focus on transport connectivity and planning to stimulate national and regional development. The White Paper aims to improve productivity and growth, support emerging industries by