Tag: Europe

Government to invest in UK port accessibility

UK port

This week, the UK government has published the Department for Transport’s report on port connectivity, entitled “Transport infrastructure for our global future: a study of England’s port connectivity”. The analysis aims at examining the current level of access to ports, the key transport and economic corridors serving ports, how port connectivity issues are managed and […]

Piraeus used by Chinese criminal firms to smuggle imports

Piraeus Cosco

The European Union and Italian authorities are investigating a large-scale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing goods via the port of Piraeus, South China Morning Post informs. The news comes as the port’s majority stakeholder, China’s state-run company Cosco Shipping Ports faces problems in the USA with the takeover of Orient Overseas International Lines […]

Antwerp joins forces to deal with barge congestion

Antwerp barge congestion

The parties involved in container barge transport in the port of Antwerp signed yesterday a roadmap of structural measures to make this type of transportation more efficient and further develop it, the Antwerp Port Authority press service informs. The implementation plan includes concrete initiatives and structural solutions to allow for sustainable growth of the port […]

HHLA to use green energy for its AGVs

lithium-ion battery-powered AGV

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the leading European port and transport logistics group, has announced that it will use automated guided vehicles (AGVs) powered by lithium-ion batteries to move containers at its Container Terminal Alternwerder (CTA) between ships and the yard in future. The terminal has been testing a prototype of this container transporter […]

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