Category Archives: UK Logistics

Road, rail and inland waterways transport in the UK.

Shipping TV News, 9 May 2019

A brief update on the latest from Shipping TV itself, and reminders on how to contact us, and what’s happening next.

STV Newsclip, 24 April 2019

In today’s STV Newsclip, 24 April 2019: high-altitude workers at Felixstowe, a horrible fall accident at Liverpool 2 terminal, and the ex-RMS Helena is to become the race-base. for “Extreme…

Ferry Somerset sails for Rotterdam, 19 April 2019

On the bright morning of 19 April 2019, freight ferry Somerset sails from Harwich for Rotterdam.

Trinity House seamen to strike on 3 April 2019

The first strike by seamen working for Trinity House in more than 500 years is due to happen on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019:

Quiet quays at Felixstowe, 26 March 2019

Felixstowe’s quays were very quiet this morning (26 March 2019) at 9am, with just one ship alongside . . .

Port of Felixstowe & DFDS Ferries sign new 15-year deal; 21 January 2019

Good news for Felixstowe as they sign new deal with DFDS and install new ferry linkspan.

UK’s most barbaric seatrade continues; 12 January 2019

Live animal export for fattening and slaughter is a trade that the UK seems to want to end, but so far hasn’t . . . the latest episode has seen…

Hapag-Lloyd/OOCL service returns to Felixstowe; 14 December 2018

After a few months operating into the DP World Southampton container terminal, the Hapag-Lloyd/OOCL EMX/NET service is returning to Felixstowe from 23 December 2018.

4 -ship morning: Ro-Ro Somerset sails from Harwich, 12 December 2018

On the bright but cold morning of 12 December 2018, ro-ro freight ferry Somerset heads out into the North Sea.

RMS Cuxhaven goes astern from Mistley Quay, 25 November, 2018.

Filmed at the small UK port of Mistley, on the River Stour in Essex, RMS Cuxhaven goes astern from the berth, before swinging some distance downriver, on the chilly afternoon…

Maersk & MSC move major Far East service away from Felixstowe; 12 November 2018

The 2M shipping consortium, formed by Maersk Line and MSC, are moving their AE7/Condor service UK port from Felixstowe to London Gateway:

Forth Ports taken over by Canadian Pension Fund manager; 4 October, 2018

Canadian Pension Fund manager PSP, a long-time sharehold in UK ports group Forth Ports, has purchased control of the business.

UK Ports in trouble in run-up to Christmas, 3 October

Shipping lines are still diverting important ships away from Felixstowe, Southampton is suffering congestion, and UK businesses are suffering in the vital run-up to Christmas . . .

Felixstowe loses 2 more services, despite software “progress” claims, 1 September, 2018.

Felixstowe loses 2 more services, despite software “progress” claims: in the past few day, OOCL and CMA-CGM have switched services away from the port of Felixstowe due to software problems,…

Talking Point: are ultra large container ships just a blip?

Pundit Andrew Wheeler says that the current crop of ultra large container ships may just be a blip, and that 10,000 to 15,000 TEU vessels may become the norm again…

Multi Purpose Offshore Vessel Olympic Artemis sails, 23 August 2018

OLYMPIC ARTEMIS sailing from Harwich – she is an Inspection, Maintenance and Repair Vessel with diesel electric frequency controlled propulsion, highly efficient azimuth thruster and a dynamic positioning system. The…

News update: Felixstowe’s troubles continue, 16 August 2018

Despite the Port of Felixstowe’s assurances that everything is fine, shipping lines and hauliers are still not happy . . .

Businesses continue to face “significant problems” at Felixstowe; 9 August 2018

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that businesses continue to face “significant problems” at Felixstowe, despite port’s claims of increasing stability for its new Terminal Operating Ssystem, 9 August…

Peel Port’s Liverpool2 welcomes Maersk Sentosa alongside; 1 August 2018

The 6,648 TEU container vessel Maersk Sentosa is this largest vessel to call at Peel Port’s new Liverpool2 container terminal. She arrived at around 14.15 on 31 July 2018.

Port of Felixstowe update – 31 July 2018:

New Shipping TV video: Latest summary of what news and information we’re getting from the Port of Felixstowe, its employees, customers, hauliers, and all the people who have been suffering…

Peel’s Liverpool2 plans to impress as 2 services switch

Liverpool2, Peel Ports flagship container terminal at Liverpool, is due to welcome 2 transatlantic services – TA2 from the 2M Alliance, Maersk and MSC, and Maesk’s own Columbia Express on…