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The Trains Now Arriving at Newport

Happy DragonThe last Class 66 locomotives to be imported by GB Railfreight were discharged at Newport in February. This latest delivery took the number of locomotives handled by the port in the past 10 years up to 113.

The seven Class 66 locomotives arrived at Newport on the Dutch heavy lift vessel Happy Dragon, 14,784gt, of Big Lift Shipping BV, from the Electro-Motive Diesel factory in Indiana, US.

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First Shale Gas Cargo due at Grangemouth

JSIneosIntrepidIn the second half of this year, the first shipment of the shale gas ethane imported into the UK from the United States will arrive at the Grangemouth refinery of INEOS as part of the Swiss company’s $1bn global project to import the gas to Scotland and Norway to replace declining North Sea gas.

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German Government Unveils National Port Plan

A new national port concept to strengthen the competitiveness of German ports and to remove problems in the hinterland and sea connections has been unveiled by the German Federal Government.

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Call for Major Changes to Ship Register

UK CoS logoThere is an urgent need for substantial changes if the UK Flag is to remain competitive and attractive to shipowners around the globe, according to UK Chamber of Shipping President Tom Boardley.

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Ship Beached After Total Loss of Power

APL VandaThe container ship APL Vanda, 151,963gt, was deliberately beached on the Brambles Bank in the Solent after she suffered a loss of power at around 2200 on Feb 13.

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Arctic Won’t Replace Suez Canal Route Until 2040

Ob RiverThe likelihood of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) to replace the Suez Canal in the transportation of the containerised goods is at least two decades away, according to a new study.

The report in February by the Maritime Division of the Copenhagen Business School said Arctic liner shipping may become economically feasible around 2040, if the ice cover continues to diminish at the present rate.

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