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Is the port planning system fit for purpose?

Widespread dissatisfaction is emerging among UK port managers with the planning process, as two of the country’s leading gateways revealed the difficulty of pushing through vital enlargement schemes. Delays in the planning process mean that some of the country’s ports will only just be ready for the introduction of the next generation of large container ships, expected from about 2015 onwards. At a ceremony in Southampton to mark the start of construction of new

container berths on 27 September, port owner Associated British Ports and terminal operator DP World said that the getting the project approved had been a long and uncertain process. A judicial review, following an objection by the rival port of Felixstowe, and a change in responsibility at government level had held up the start of Southampton’s scheme to create a new berth by about 12 months. Fortunately, the port would still be

ready just in time for the expected deployment of larger container vessels by DP World’s customers in about 2015, said DP World Southampton managing director, Chris Lewis. ABP’s port director for Southampton,

Doug Morrison described the legislation on port planning applications as “fundamentally flawed”. ABP had had to consult with a vast number of

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Beam me up - new technology could revolutionise intermodal transport

A German company is planning to set up a network of train services across Europe from 2014 using a revolutionary new intermodal system. CargoBeamer hopes to operate its first route from Calais via terminals at Hagen in Germany, Legnica (Poland) and Mockava (Lithuania) from 2014, using a special wagon and pallet system that will allow standard road semi trailers to be carried. Leipzig-headquartered CargoBeamer

unveiled the system, including two prototype wagons, at a press conference in Calais on 26 October. Standard road trailers

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