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Mark Whitworth, Chief Executive of Peel Ports Group which has acquired Quality Freight (UK) Ltd located in Ellesmore Port (connecting the River Mersey) in Cheshire
A UK ports operator, Peel Ports Group which includes the Port of Liverpool, has announced it has acquired Quality Freight (UK) Limited for an undisclosed amount. The company acquired provides chartering and a range of port services operating from a…
A modular stern section is about to be assembled to a hull AFLOAT adds which became the completed OPV90 (P60 class) L.E. George Bernard Shaw (the final ship to be built) by Babcock's Appledore Shipyard is seen in the covered building hall at Bidna. The north Devon shipyard near Bideford closed in March but now a campaign through crowdfunding is underway to reopen the UK shipyard.
A Plymouth businessman Connor Johnson reports North Devon Gazette has launched a critical campaign through crowdfunding to raise £400,000 by the end of May to seed the revitalisation of the Appledore shipyard which closed in March. Mr Johnson says he…
The coastguard sent lifeboats out to the MSC Matilde docked at Liverpool2 terminal in the early hours of Friday morning. The crew eventually returned to the ship at 8.30am once the vessel was righted.The containership reportedly carried millions of pounds worth of goods.
Dramatic footage shows the moment lifeboat crews arrived to the scene where a container ship was tipping over reports Liverpool Echo. The emergency services were called to assist at Liverpool2 in the early hours of Friday morning after the MSC…
Eamonn O’Reilly (CEO of Dublin Port) and chairman of the European Sea Ports Organisation (EPSO) which from today and tomorrow is holding its annual Conference this year in the Port of Livorno, Italy
In view of the European elections, which will lead to a new Commission, a new European Parliament and a new vision for Europe, European ports have prepared a memorandum emphasising the role port managing bodies can play as facilitators of…
A containership at sea which play a vital role in US-China Trade, however as Lloyd's Loading List report it is Import representatives who warn it is impossible for companies to switch sourcing to other countries in the short term, predicting further front-loading of inventories, as experienced ahead of tariff rises last year.
In the US importers and their logistics providers are preparing for further US-China tariffs and a possible fresh rush to front-load deliveries to beat the next tariff deadline, after the US confirmed its intention to impose 25% duties on further…
The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee will this week in London discuss an EU proposal on exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers).
#ports&shipping -  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) is to commence this week in London, a discussion on an EU proposal on exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers). The proposal, which has been submitted by the…
SMS Towage’s new tug, Manxman makes maiden voyage down the Humber estuary in the UK and where several ports line this coastline that leads to the North Sea.  Among the SMS fleet is Irishman which transferred from Belfast in recent years to the North Sea and today Afloat noted in Solent waters having departing Portsmouth.
#ports&shipping - A towage firm in the UK which includes operations in Belfast, has expanded its fleet with a new tug making a recent arrival onto the Humber estuary that leads to the North Sea, writes Jehan Ashmore. The new…
Anna Malloy, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager with Father Paul Osunyikanmi, Apostleship of the Sea Chaplain for the Port of Milford Haven and Pembroke Port.
#ports&shipping - The south Wales Port of Milford Haven is continuing its support for the Apostleship of the Sea this year with financial backing to help the organisation provide support for seafarers visiting Pembrokeshire. The Apostleship of the Sea provides…
#ports - One of Europe's largest container ports and the UK's biggest is the Port of Felixstowe which has taken delivery of its first remote-controlled Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs). Hutchinson Ports which operates the Suffolk port on the North…
MSC's containership MSC Messina berthed at Liverpool2 the newest lo-lo terminal on the Irish Sea is a major investment by Peel Ports. AFLOAT adds among the group's portfolio, they operate Marine Terminals Ltd (MTL) a container facility in Dublin Port located in Ringsend. Also above Afloat has identified P&O Ferries Norbank/Norbay transiting in Gladstone Lock. The ropax pair along with fleetmate European Endeavour operate to Dublin using Terminal 3 located almost opposite of the MTL terminal.
#ports - A German stakeholder of a major UK ports group is considering selling its part of the business. As the UK newspaper The Times reports, Deutsche Bank is considering selling part of its stake in Peel Ports Group, Britain’s second-biggest port…
The Francop (882TEU) to operate W.E.C. Lines new UK-Iberian service connecting two major Portuguese ports and a new link with Spain.
#ports&shipping - According to the Port of Liverpool, Dutch company West European Container Lines (W.E.C.) is beginning a new service connecting the UK port with two major Portuguese ports and a new link with Spain. The new weekly service will…
MacAndrews whose origins date to 1770 had operated the containership Ranger (circa 800TEU) docked in Dublin Port at the DSG terminal before the merger took place on 1 April with CMA-CGM's subsidiary Containerships which also operate out of Belfast and Cork on intra-European multi-modal transport services.  The 803 TEU containership was next bound for Setúbal, Portugal.
#ports&shipping - In what was considered to be the oldest existing shipping company and originally Scottish based has merged this month with a French owned container giant's Finnish subsidiary, writes Jehan Ashmore MacAndrews which was established in 1770 dissapeared from…
The first ever container ship to receive 'cyber enabled ship descriptive'
Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced today – during Singapore Maritime Week – a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ST Engineering Electronics Ltd. (STEE), a leading Information Communications Technologies (ICT) provider and co-creater of Smart City Solutions, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd…
#ports - An ecumenical maritime charity on Merseyside in the UK, Liverpool Seafarers Centre (LSC) is celebrating a landmark 10th anniversary. The charity offers practical and emotional support to more than 50,000 seafarers passing through North West of England ports…
The addition of Chinese shipping giant COSCO now brings the world’s top five shipping lines all now calling at Liverpool Port where above containership Jork is seen on the Mersey.
#ports&shipping - On the Irish Sea the Port of Liverpool now has the world’s top five shipping lines all now calling on Merseyside following confirmation that Chinese giant COSCO Shipping is to ship via the port. COSCO (Chinese Ocean Shipping…
Wilson Blyth with the first cargo of wood-pulp imported from South America at the Port of Silloth in Cumbria for the English port's new customer, the Japanese packaging manufacturer Futamura Group. In 2015 AFLOAT reported on the 3.713dwt cargoship which delivered huge fermentation tanks for the Guinness St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, however for logistical purposes the ship docked in Dun Laoghaire Harbour to unload the project cargo.
#ports - The Irish Sea Port of Silloth operated by Associated British Ports (ABP) has handled the first delivery of wood pulp for its new Japanese customer. According to ABP, the Futamura Group manufacture cellulose and polymeric films for the…

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