• 2018 March 21 11:47

    Port of Immingham and partners hosted Driving Safety Forward forum

    Last week, the UK’s largest port hosted the first Driving Safety Forward forum at their site in Immingham with support from partners, Highways England and Safer Roads Humber. The forum, which had been proposed by Port Manager for Grimsby and Immingham, Mark Frith, saw over 50 Managing Directors of haulage firms from across the region attend to find out how together, the companies were working towards making the roads across the country a safer place for drivers, both professional and public, ABP's press release said.

    “Since starting my position here in Immingham, my main focus has been to improve the safety on our roads. Around several thousand lorries a day start or end their journey with us on the port and we’re making it our mission to ensure that the drivers of these lorries are able to go home to their families at the end of their working day.” said Mark.

    “We know that the lorries who attend our port are helping us to fulfil our company ethos in Keeping Britain Trading. They are the ones who deliver fertiliser to local farms, food to supermarkets and building materials to the construction trade. On their travels, they will pass hundreds of thousands of other drivers and so by introducing these initiatives, we hope that the ripple effect will keep the general public safe too.”

    Starting with an introduction from ABP, the group were then invited to meet with the partnership agencies, who have agreed to work collaboratively with the port to help increase the likelihood of changes taking place.

    Richard Marshall, Regional Director of Highways England spoke to the group about their company approach to safety. He said: “In working together this partnership is helping to improve safety on our roads and encourage people to improve how they drive. This initiative will help improve safety not only in this area but can be exported and used as best practice for the many drivers who use our network.

    “Highways England is working with partners to promote the Driving for Better Business programme as well as other initiatives around tyre safety and vehicle checks and raise awareness of the unmarked HGV cab which is being used by police forces across the country."

    The initiatives, being led by ABP, were introduced to the group. These projects will see preventative measures being put in place to lessen the likelihood of incidents taking place on the roads, which may have been avoidable.

    Regular roadworthiness checks of wagons, will be conducted across the port and offered free of charge to the local haulage. For example, tyre tread readers will be installed at security entrances to the port, whereby it is hoped that this proactive approach will see traffic harm incidents decrease.

    Before leaving the forum, attendees were invited to commit to taking one of three safety pledges which would see them make improvements for their workforce, to better safety on the country’s roads.




2018 April 19

19:00 Okskaya Sudoverf launches lead shallow-draft tank barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 1 (photo)
18:05 Vroon's MPI Napoleon commences Baltic-Sea charter
17:05 Diana Shipping announces continuation of time charter contract and a new time charter contract with Cargill
16:39 Admiralteiskie Verfi and Roshydromet sign contract for designing and construction of North Pole ice-resistant platform (photo, graphics)
16:05 CMA CGM to apply GRI from Canada to Asia, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent
15:15 MEYER WERFT announces delivery of cruise ship Norwegian Bliss
14:33 Maersk delivers new block train solution on Standard Gauge Railway
14:11 Global bunker market: the state of volatility remains, expert says
14:03 Samskip starts new service from Poland, Lithuania and Norway
13:20 Bibby Offshore becomes the first to deploy a pioneering diving safety system in the North Sea
13:17 Damen Dredging Equipment launches new DOP Dredger Series
13:11 Draft rules for collection of port investment due is available for public discussion (document)
12:52 Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for a complete fuel gas handling system for Viking
12:08 6th Forum of Intermodal Transport FRACHT 2018 held in Gdańsk on 11-12 April
11:13 Port of Rotterdam: growth in container throughput continues in first quarter
10:49 Port of Riga introduces new cargo handling technologies
10:15 Experts forecast Russia's LNG exports to make 33 to 62 million tonnes by 2030
09:52 Brent Crude futures price up 0.6% to $73.92, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.55% to $68.85
09:34 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,124 points
09:24 APM Terminals launches integrated cold chain solutions in India
09:17 Bunker prices show no significant changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)

2018 April 18

18:26 Engine room fire on board Finlandia Seaways quickly under control
18:05 Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles offer seed money to foster the development of new goods-movement technologies that improve air quality
17:47 Port of Rotterdam Authority launches new Pronto application
17:25 CMA CGM implements FAK rates from East Mediterranean ports to Gulf and Red Sea
16:55 Royal IHC announces successful launching of BONNY RIVER in China
16:16 RZD Logistics and Fenix will develop transit cargo transportation via port Bronka (photo)
16:05 Jumbo names new offshore vessel Stella Synergy
15:28 Samskip brings Rotterdam into Nor Lines' flexible LNG-powered service network
15:05 CMA CGM implements GRR from Asia to West Africa
15:02 Baltiysky Zavod shipyard tested mooring facilities of Akademik Lomonosov FPU (photo)
14:59 Port of Long Beach container cargo volumes swell 14 percent in March 2018
13:37 Kazmortransflot LLP takes delivery of final Damen Shoalbuster 2709 for Caspian Sea operations
13:08 Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga purchased Liebherr crane as part of Yug-2 terminal modernization (photo)
12:35 Crowley completes acquisition of three SeaRiver tankers
11:47 Major ASW ships Severomorsk and Vice Admiral Kulakov practise search for submarine in Barents Sea
11:19 USC: Import substitution and localization in shipbuilding is hindered by undeveloped service offer
10:50 Russia and Japan ink MoC on mutual recognition of seafarers’ diplomas (photo)
10:25 Brent Crude futures price up 0.54% to $71.97, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.51% to $66.86
10:09 FLEX LNG LTD signs one year time-charter with Enel
09:48 CMA CGM welcomes IMO's decision to reduce by 50% the industry’s CO2 emissions in 2050
09:33 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,052 points

2018 April 17

18:06 Management of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company met with seafarers of the Company’s Offshore Fleet
17:57 RF Navy's major landing ship Minsk visits Lisbon port
17:35 For the first time, more than 30 ports certified with EcoPorts PERS environmental standard
17:05 MAN Diesel & Turbo wins major container vessel order
16:35 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for Italian multi-purpose terminal
16:30 Port of Antwerp freight volume up 7.1% to 58,328,678 tonnes in Q1 2018
16:20 Reconstruction and modernization of Yug-2 terminal at the port of Ust-Luga to increase its annual capacity to 20 million tonnes by 2020
16:05 The world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship begins to take form
15:24 Rolls-Royce to supply innovative autocrossing system and propellers to 13 new ferries
15:05 DNV GL launches alternative fuels white paper
14:13 Inland container shipping sector consultations facilitated by Port of Rotterdam Authority yield tangible results
13:20 The Panama Canal “adrift” due to safety concerns
12:58 Authorities and researchers to seek solutions to Arctic navigation
12:15 PowerCell’s fuel cell technology will make vessels emission-free
12:02 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:44 Wan Hai Lines to launch Indonesia to Singapore / Malaysia service
11:31 HII awarded contract for DDG 51-Class follow yard services