The fallout from the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping is likely to be far reaching with hauliers operating out of Felixstowe potentially facing writing off large debts. The South Korean shipping line, the world’s seventh-largest container shipper, filed for bankruptcy protection on 31 August, immediately raising concerns regarding liabilities for customer cargoes being shipped on Hanjin vessels. One UK container haulier told Motortransport.co.uk it had seen a letter from the company dated 30 August explaining that creditors were not extending further financial […]
Plans for a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) at Felixstowe port and fining the most polluting LGVs have been shelved after the air quality improved substantially. Lorries were calculated to be contributing more than a quarter of all NOx concentrations at a receptor site and prompted the local council to consider measures targeting them (MT 19 March 2012). However, Suffolk Coastal District Council said action taken by the port to reduce pollution emitted by its own handling equipment has reduced emissions […]
Maritime Transport has reported an 11th consecutive year of revenue growth.
The collapse of Deben Transport highlights the urgent need to address the poor rates plaguing the container haulage market, the boss of Pentalver has said.