Cammell Laird hosts naming ceremony for two new ferries

Liverpool city region-based shipyard and engineering firm Cammell Laird has hosted a formal naming ceremony for the first complete ships constructed by the company in 20 years for Scottish ferry operator Western Ferries. The ceremony marked the completion of a multi-million pound contract which has seen Birkenhead-based Cammell Laird build two new car ferries for […]

Southampton named Europe’s most productive container port

ABP’s Port of Southampton has been ranked the most productive port in Europe and the number one performing container terminal in the UK, according to an independent industry study. Based on confidential data charting more than 100,000 port calls at 400 ports during 2012, the analysis from the Journal of Commerce (JOC) put Southampton’s productivity […]

WWL increases ocean service from Mexico

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), specialist in RoRo shipping and factory-to-dealer logistics, has expanded its ocean transportation service from Veracruz, Mexico. Starting in September 2013, WWL will offer two to three sailings per month from Veracruz to service the US East Coast and connect with routes across WWL’s global network.             […]

UK ratifies Maritime Labour Convention

The UK Ship Register has confirmed the UK’s ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC), which took place on 7th August 2013.  Subject to completion of parliamentary procedures, the new Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013 will come into force on 15th August. MCA will then be in a position […]