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Penny Mordaunt MP, the Minister for Thames Gateway, was able to see the major economic benefits that DP World London Gateway is bringing to the country and the region during a visit to key growth projects in South Essex.
The 19,100 TEU CSCL Globe, the largest container ship to sail the world’s oceans, has made its maiden visit to the Port of Felixstowe, its first port of call in Europe.
The Port of Dover is celebrating after recording its busiest ever year for freight – 2.42 million freight vehicles were handled in 2014. That is a phenomenal growth story of 9.7% compared with the previous year and is 2.5% higher than the previous record of 2.36 million set in 2007.
Following on from the news that Roger Williams, the longstanding CEO of United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), is to hand over his current role in mid- January, the Association has named Peter Ward as his successor.
According to the UK managing director for Continental, David Smith, figures for new truck vehicle registrations have revealed that 2014 had been a ‘predictably slow year’ as the market continued to feel the effects of the introduction of Euro 6 legislation.