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“The Maritime Powerhouse” was theme of last weekend’s 800th anniversary edition of the Lord Mayor’s Show, chosen in honour of the incoming Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman the Lord Mountevans, a director of brokers Clarksons Platou and chairman of Maritime London.

Helsinki-based shortsea operator Containerships Oy has added calls at the UK’s Thamesport, in Kent.

Air express company UPS announced a new £120m ($184m) 32,000 sq m package sorting and delivery facility at the DP World London Gateway logistics park.

A “level playing field” must be implemented for regulating transportation if shipping is to meet with its environmental obligations, panel members at London International Shipping Week (LISW) have concluded.

The great and the good of the maritime world are heading for the UK capital where some 80 different events are taking place next week as part of London International Shipping Week (LISW), running 7 - 11 September.

A contract to service the London Array offshore wind farm has been awarded to UK company CWind.

DP World's first distribution centre at the London Gateway Logistics Park opened officially yesterday, with the UK's shipping minister, Robert Goodwill, in attendance.

How many times have we heard, amongst other currently popular phrases, a reference to a “shared vision”? It is a phrase that could be consigned, along with “sustainability”, “optimisation” and “strategy”, to a certain type of bingo.

Clarksons has set out a plan to acquire Norwegian broker RS Platou for GBP281.2m ($440.8m).

The maritime event season is in full swing, as the cold weather brought shipping people indoors. Marine Money’s 15th Annual Ship Finance Forum did not disappoint. A new organisation, the New York Maritime Consortium, which includes arbitrators, shipbrokers, financiers and a slew of lawyers, held a session, one day later, comparing and contrasting New York versus London and delving into how perceptions may not skew with actual realities.

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