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Ukraine Re-Opens Three Ports for Grain Shipments



July 27, 2022 /

Following two months of negotiations by the United Nations and Turkey, there’s finally a signed agreement to re-open three of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for grain shipments opening the route for significant volumes of food exports. Guarantee of safe passage UN Officials have said that Russia and Ukraine have the elements in place such as…


UK Seafarer’s Wages Bill Advances



July 10, 2022 /

The UK Government is moving forward with its new legislation that would require parts of the shipping industry to pay seafarers at levels equivalent to the UK National Minimum Wage, but Unions and Ports have objected. Why the new legislation? Seen as a political response to P&O Ferries mass firing of crews in March 2022…


Khalifa Port takes fifth in CPPI



June 27, 2022 /

Abu Dhabi’s flagship Khalifa Port has been ranked in the top 5 of the Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) for 2021, a performance metric developed by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence. Strategically located half-way between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Khalifa Port Container Terminal is the first semi-automated container port in the Gulf…


Shipping Construction Goods Worldwide



May 23, 2021 /

Shipping goods via sea freight internationally happens on a daily basis and enables us to obtain products from anywhere in the world with ease. You could say that shipping keeps world trade turning particularly for the construction industry. The recent incident of the sea freight ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal may have prompted…


£40 Million Investment in Southampton



April 16, 2021 /

DP World have announced that Southampton, Britain’s second largest container terminal, will be benefitting from a major investment which will raise its significance as a premier international freight and logistics hub. DP World Southampton is a part of DP World and a leading global provider of smart logistics. One of their two UK deep water…


Post-Brexit Red Tape for EU Trade



January 28, 2021 /

Despite the lack of lorries at borders since the UK left the EU Single Market and Customs Union, various sources have highlighted significant disruption to goods being transported citing post-Brexit red tape as the cause. This is having a significant impact on the trading of goods with plant or animal origins. The Scottish fishing industry…


Port terminals need to be more cost effective



October 10, 2018 /

Pressure is mounting on container ports to improve efficiency in terminal operations, as wholesale change in the shipping industry continues to increase competition and drive down revenue per box. According to Mark Welles, Navis vice president and general manager Asia Pacific, terminal operators are “aggressively attacking their cost base and figuring out ways to use…