Category Archives: UK Logistics

Road, rail and inland waterways transport in the UK.

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…

Felixstowe says: “New Terminal Operating System continues to stabilise”

The Port of Felixstowe published this latest update on the 17th July, 2018: “The performance of the new Terminal Operating System continues to stabilise. A number of issues, including inaccurate…

Ultra Large OOCL United Kingdom sails, 16 July 2018

Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL United Kingdom sails from Felixstowe for the Far East, just after noon on 16 July 2018

Update from Felixstowe, 16 July

Another update from the mighty Port of Felixstowe . . . there are some fascinating rumblings out there . . .

Ro-Ro ML Freyja sails for Cuxhaven, 15 July 2018

Mann Line’s ML Freyja sails from Harwich towards Cuxhaven on the late afternoon of 15 July 2018. She passes through the Kiel Canal on her way to Baltic ports on…

OOCL Hong Kong cuts and runs,13 July 2018

It looks like a routine departure, but Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL Hong Kong is leaving cargo for Felixstowe in her stacks, and is leaving outbound boxes behind, as she…