Sea freight transport, the lifeblood of trade and a bellwether of the global economy, has been blown off course by the COVID-19 outbreak, sparking general alarm.
ABP has welcomed Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, to the Port of Southampton for the launch of the government’s consultation on freeports.
Bunker supplier Trefoil has mandated Inatech to overhaul its management systems in the face of new customs rules that further complicate the Netherland’s bunker business after IMO 2020.
The Port of Ipswich has achieved a tonnage-handling record for an independent producer of sand and gravel in the UK.
Abbey Logistics Group has been awarded a distribution contract for bulk polymer distribution from INEOS Olefins and Polymers UK’s Grangemouth site in Scotland.
Liverpool’s importance in the future of transatlantic trade has received an important endorsement with a visit from the US ambassador to the UK to discuss commercial opportunities.
Optimarin, a ballast water treatment company (BWT), has signed a fleet agreement with DOF for the installation of 16 Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS), with an option to extend the contract to 50 vessels in total across a range of advanced PSV, Subsea and AHTS vessels.
Wirtgen has received the iF Design Award 2020, with its new W 210 Fi large milling machine winning the award in the ‘product’ category.
Back in July 2019, AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH began increasing the capacity in its engineering team; this signalled the start of a new product design in the conveying and transportation of alternative fuels. The engineering team has now started the new year with its full complement.