August 7 - Southern Africa Europe Container Service consortium (SAECS) has become the first ocean carrier to sign up to use facilities at the UK's newest deep sea container port, London Gateway.
London Gateway, which is still under construction on the north bank of the River Thames, is set to commence operations in Q4 of this year. SAECS is a consortium of Deutsche Afrika-Linien, Maersk together with subsidiary Safmarine, and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL).
Ports of Normandy and EDF have signed a partnership agreement that targets sustainable development at the ports of Cherbourg, Caen-Ouistreham and Dieppe in France.
Belgium’s Aprojects has acquired Germany’s Trans-Trading Internationale Spedition.
Buss Terminal Eemshaven in the Netherlands has been selected as the base port for the pre-assembly and installation of rotor blades, nacelles and towers for the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm.
The European Commission’s ‘Fit-for-55’ proposals that aim to reduce CO2 emissions by 55 percent by 2030 and make the EU climate neutral by 2050 have been met with a mixed response from European road haulage associations.
The viability of electronic bills of lading (EBLs) is increasing at pace. Their implementation could have a number of benefits, including cost savings, better security, and a lower risk of fraud, all of which have intensified during the pandemic.
“K” Line has loaded a 120-ton (108.9-tonne) unit onboard its ro-ro vessel Polaris Highway at the port of Barcelona in Spain.
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