Category Archives: UK Logistics

Road, rail and inland waterways transport in the UK.

COSCO, China Shipping merge to form giant; 18 Feb 2016

State-owned shipping companies COSCO and China Shipping merge to form a massive, 830 vessel global shipping company:

UASC Ultra Large fleet continues Gateway calls; 17 Feb 2016

Al Dahna last weekend, Barzan two weeks after – London Gateway receives UASC major vessels as Ocean 3 alliance in trouble:

Gateway wins Maersk Samba service from Tilbury, 26 Jan 2016

DP World London Gateway has won Maersk Lines South American Samba service from Tilbury, starting 21st March 2016:

UASC supership Al Zubara heading to London Gateway for maiden call? 23 Jan 2015

Originally scheduled to call at the Port of Felixstowe, United Arab Shipping Company’s brand new vessel Al Zubara is now listed to make her UK maiden call at London Gateway…

World Record container load aboard Al Muraykh arrives London Gateway, 1st Jan 2015

On New Years Day, 2016, we’re on the quay at DP World London Gateway to see the UASC Al Muraykh alongside, carrying a world record cargo of 18,601 TEU (Twenty-foot…

New Felixstowe Port Logistics Park gets planning consent; 3rd Dec 2015

The first phase of the Port of Felixstowe’s new 1.4 million sq ft Logistics Park has just received planning consent.

HPUK’s Thamesport signs up baltic feeder:

Helsinki-based Containerships Ltd is introducing a new UK call at Thamesport every Friday.

Felixstowe opens new Ambient Examination Facility, 29 October 2015:

Uk Transport Minister Robert Goodwill MP opens new Ambient Temperature Examination Facility at the Port of Felixstowe:

Cross Channel Ferries: Pride of Kent & Delft Seaways, 13th October 2015

Seen from the cliff-tops above Dover Harbour, P&O’s Pride of Kent and DFDS Delft Seaways sailing on their scheduled services on a breezy day, 13th October 2015:

Felixstowe adds 31st daily railfreight service from port, 2 Sept ’15

The Port of Felixstowe has added its 31st daily freight service from the Port, this route being the 7th operated operated by GB Railfreight – this report uses all orginal…

Ym Wholesome maiden call at Felixstowe, 28th Aug 2015

Yang Ming’s latest new vessel to visit the UK, YM Wholesome,arriving at Felixstowe on the breezy morning of 28th August, 2015:

London Gateway opens 1st major logistics park building, 20 July 2015

DP World London Gateway, the UK’s new port on the Thames, opened it first major building on it own logistics park – a multi-user distribution centre covering 180,000 square feet.

DFDS Rosyth – Zeebrugge service get €6M boost

DFDS Seaways and Forth Ports will invest over EUR 6 million in the future of the Rosyth-Zeebrugge freight route, following a meeting with the First Minister of Scotland to discuss…

NORTH SEA RO-RO, part 5: Arriving Felixstowe and onto the berth . .

Aboard DFDS Selandia Seaways, we’re just arriving at Felixstowe when we’re delayed by a large vessel sailing – Morten Maersk. This is the fifth and final part of our latest…

NORTH SEA RO-RO, part 1: Sailing from Felixstowe

Join Shipping TV on the 16th of June 2015, aboard DFDS line’s Suecia Seaways, a 197.5 metre freight-only ro-ro ferry, making her regular trip to Rotterdam. This is the first…

New Video Series launches: North Sea Ro-Ro!

A new multi-part series titled North Sea Ro-Ro is starting on Shipping TV this week, with the first episode going online on Friday 19th June, 2015. Subsequent episodes will go…

DFDS announce extra Felixstowe – Rotterdam sailing every Friday:

DFDS, who operate freight ferries to Rotterdam from the Port of Felixstowe, have just announced that they are adding an extra sailing every Friday to cope with demand on this…

MyFerryLink finally sold to DFDS

Eurotunnel, who took over SeaFrance’s ferries after that business failed, forced to sell MyFerryLink to DFDS after a long legal battle:

DP World Southampton invests £6M in new straddle carriers.

DP World Southampton has just taken delivery of a batch of 10 brand new Kalmar straddle carriers, with more to come soon. . .