Xpediator snaps up Southampton based Import Services

Hot off the press from The Loadstar, we have just learnt that acquisition hungry Xpediator has just snapped up Southampton based Import Services and there are more expected this year. Yesterday it announced the purchase of Southampton-based Import Services Ltd (ISL) in a deal worth a reported £12m. And it said negotiations for two more takeovers were

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Maritime trade worth £77.5billion passes through the Solent

Trade worth £77.5billion pounds passes through ports in Southampton & across the Solent, it has been revealed. The new report also shows that economic output from the Solent maritime sector has increased 14 per cent over a five-year period. Maritime UK and the Solent LEP released the report, which found that the maritime sector supports

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Europa Worldwide managers celebrate 25 per cent growth in 2017 at their annual conference, held this year at their Southampton branch

TOP brass from shipping & logistics firm Europa Worldwide Group’s 12 sites came together at the firm’s Southampton office. The fourth annual senior management conference took place at Rushington Business Park in Totton and heard that the firm had achieved 25 per cent growth in 2017. Europa, which employs seven staff at its branch at

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Geest Line relocates cargo handling from Portsmouth to Dover

A valued client of SDW’s, local shipping firm Geest Line is relocating its south of England cargo handling from Portsmouth to Dover as it expands its fleet. The move has been prompted by the need to accommodate revised scheduling times involving the weekend discharge of cargoes. It comes as Geest replaces its fleet of four

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The largest container ship Milan Maersk has just arrived in Southampton

The largest container vessel to visit Southampton has just arrived at DP World’s container terminal this afternoon at just after 14:15. The Milan Maersk is 399m long, and the The 214,000 tonne megaship belongs to the second generation of Maersk Line’s Triple-E class (Economy of scale, Energy efficient and Environmentally improved) and is part of a

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Southampton prepares to welcome the largest container ship ever

ABP Southampton is preparing to welcome the largest container ship yet on Tuesday November 7. In 2016 the largest container vessel calling in Southampton had a capacity for 16,000 containers. And this year we have so far welcomed MOL Triumph and MOL Trust with a capacity for 20,170 containers. Milan Maersk is one of the

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Our client Regional Express has sold the business to Xpediator (Delemode) for just over £2m.

Xpediator, which operates freight services under the Delamode brand, is to buy Southampton freight forwarder Regional Express for just over £2m. Regional Express has two lines of business: global air and sea freight forwarding freight forwarding; and e-commerce, including VAT registration, customs clearance and air and sea transport from the US and Far East into

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