WWL’s Asia-Europe RoRo Service Adds Call to Port …

first_imgzoom Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), the global RoRo shipping and factory-to-dealer logistics specialist has recently completed a shipment from Asia to the Port of Tyne near Newcastle in North East England (United Kingdom). Steven Harrison, Port of Tyne Chief Operating Officer, said: “This has been introduced to meet the demands of plant and heavy equipment manufacturers who wish to move their cargo via the port.”“This brings added connectivity to the Port of Tyne with a new RoRo service to our portfolio. In addition, it shows future possibilities of WWL providing flexibility and solutions for companies wishing to trade directly from the North East to various overseas markets.”Paul Reeves, Managing Director, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics UK, said: “WWL’s regular RoRo service from Asia to Europe via the Suez and Panama canals is now enhanced by a direct vessel calling to the Port of Tyne that is connected to solid inland distribution services to the entire UK market and Ireland thanks to the strong presence and service capabilities of WWL ALS, responsible for the WWL UK inland network services.”WWL brought their first shipment of construction equipment into the Port of Tyne on the vessel MV Tristan, which arrived at the Port of Tyne at 19h30 (GMT) Wednesday 16 July – having sailed over 8,000 nautical miles in a deep-sea transit taking over 30 days sailing from Japan, then Singapore, Izmir (Turkey) via the Suez canal and Zeebrugge (Belgium).This recent call by WWL to Port of Tyne was arranged due to necessary WWL customer demand. Port of Tyne is not a regular port of call for WWL, though may easily be added to the existing WWL Asia to Europe service should continued demand be realised.Press Release; July 18th, 2014last_img read more

Lifesaving call for Cork doctors as stabbed crewman airlifted off ship

first_imgDOCTORS BASED AT Medico Cork made a “potentially lifesaving” call, after their assistance was sought by the captain of a ship on which a crew-member was stabbed.A Chinese crew-member aboard the ‘Long Glory’ cargo ship was stabbed on Thursday — receiving wounds to the leg and lower back.He received initial medical treatment on board, but, prompted by concerns that his condition might deteriorate, the captain decided to seek advice on whether he should be airlifted off before the vessel reached land. The Panama-registered bulk carrier was 860 miles south of Mizen Head at this stage, but was on a course for Irish waters.Photos of the man’s injuries were sent to the Cork-based ‘Medico’ unit, and doctors there advised that the man be taken to hospital as soon as possible, as the stab injury to his back was close to vital organs.“It was a very good judgement call — possibly a lifesaving call for the doctors,” an operator at the Irish Coast Guard station in Valentia told TheJournal.ie. The man was airlifted from the vessel for hospital treatment in the Azores islands late on Thursday evening.Based at Cork University Hospital, ‘Medico Cork’ provides medical support and information for vessels at sea — usually those in Irish waters but occasionally ships further afield.The Long Glory was en route from South America to Iceland when the stabbing occurred. Further details surrounding the violent incident are unclear at this stage.Read: Coast Guard helicopters stand down mission due to severe weatherRead: Man confirmed dead after rescue operation in Avoca Riverlast_img read more