Author archive: fwdfreight

Not only do lithium batteries have the power to transform our lives, but they also have the power to quickly end them. Recent events have shown that lithium batteries have the potential of bursting into flames unexpectedly, which has had profound implications on transport, particularly air freight. An incident in 2010 saw a loss of…

From 1/7/16, under SOLAS VI regulation amendment 2, containerised cargo can only be loaded onto container vessels, providing a VGM (Verified Gross Mass) is declared to the shipping line, prior to shipping line calculating their stowage plan for the relevant vessel.  Under these new regulations, cargo must not be loaded onto the vessel without the…

Peel Ports Group, owners of the new Liverpool 2 ‘Super-Port’, have signed a £100million contract for 17 ‘Mega-Cranes’ for the new deep-water container terminal. The cranes have been bought from Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. (ZPMC). Recognised as the largest heavy-duty equipment manufacturer in the world. Five Megamax Ship-to-Shore Quay Cranes and 12 Cantilever Rail-Mounted…

As stated on our home page, we have 160 agents in over 100 countries which allows us to gain special rates to all ports internationally. We have recently acquired excellent sea freight rates from our agents in South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam We can offer FCL, LCL, RO/RO, Open Top Containers, Import & Export, plus many more sea freight services depending…

The North West is currently investing around £2billion on its transport network. This includes Peel Ports’ £300million construction of Liverpool 2 container terminal – a new ‘SuperPort’. An event held at Liverpool’s Maritime Museum on Tuesday 24th September discussed the impact the construction of Liverpool’s new ‘SuperPort’ may have on the country, and that many people…

A brand new rail terminal! ‘Best Container Terminal in Europe’! How can the Port of Felixstowe get better? There is now news that the container terminal is to expand one of its berthing stations. Berth 9 which was recently opened in 2011, along with Berth 8, is due to be extended by 190 metres. This will…

    The expansion of Liverpool Port, and the creation of Liverpool2, has hit a new phase of development. Peel Ports have assigned specialist contractors BAM Nuttall and Van Oord to construct the new in-river quay wall. Both companies have formed a joint venture to build the quay wall, which will form the berthing face…

The big news in the UK freight industry is the expansion of UK ports. Two of the biggest ports in the UK – Felixstowe and Liverpool are expanding to deal with the ever-increasing amount of imports that this little island has to deal with. Felixstowe has launched its £40millon new rail terminal, which will double the port’s rail capacity. This…

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