Saturday, April 20, 2019

PORT OF TYNE WELCOMES MARITIME 2050 STRATEGY

February 22, 2019 by  
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Maritime 2050 will position the UK as a leading force in the maritime sector. A new government strategy launched today (24 January 2019) will position the UK as a leading global centre of emerging technology, enabling the country to capitalise on the economic potential of maritime innovations. The government has today set out its ambitions […]

Ports of Jersey publishes its latest Quality of Service Report

February 22, 2019 by  
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Ports of Jersey has published its latest Quality of Service Report for the period October to December 2018 and submitted it to the Channel Islands Competition Regulation Authority (CICRA) as part of its regulatory agreement. The report covers a wide range of ‘service’ areas, including aircraft and sea sailings punctuality, time spent at security search, […]

Trade Surpasses 24M Tonnes for the First Time

February 22, 2019 by  
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Cargo volumes through Belfast Harbour have surpassed 24m tonnes for the first time since records began. Trade increased by over 900,000 tonnes during 2018 to 24.6m tonnes, up 3.8% on the previous year. Growth was led by a strong increase in freight vehicle carryings on Stena Line’s services to Great Britain, rising by 3% to […]

SETTING SAIL ON A YEAR OF DISCOVERY FROM DOVER CRUISE PORT

February 22, 2019 by  
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SETTING SAIL ON A YEAR OF DISCOVERY FROM DOVER CRUISE PORT 131 cruise calls by 19 cruise lines, 36 ships – Saga Cruises ‘Spirit of Discovery’ naming and inaugural cruise celebrations – Opening of Berth C, Dover Western Docks Revival Dover’s 2019 cruise season gets underway on 6 February with the arrival of Saga Cruise’s, […]

NEW RAIL SERVICE LAUNCHED FROM PORT OF FELIXSTOWE BY GB RAILFREIGHT

February 22, 2019 by  
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A new intermodal rail freight service connecting the Port of Felixstowe with the Birch Coppice terminal in the Midlands has been launched by GB Railfreight. The first locomotive on the service left Birch Coppice at 14:14 on 23 January 2019 and arrived at Felixstowe at 20:14, having passed through Hams Hall, Leicester, Peterborough and Ipswich […]

HMRC awards new logistics contract to support customs compliance

February 22, 2019 by  
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Following a full procurement exercise, logistics firm Wincanton will work in partnership with HMRC and Border Force, providing logistics. HMRC and Border Force undertake targeted checks inland, which help prevent mis-declared goods from flowing into the country. Carrying out these checks inland is a proportionate measure to avoid congestion at ports. The overwhelming majority of […]

Refurbishment Firm MJM Marine Wins Cruiseship Contract

February 22, 2019 by  
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Newry based firm MJM Marinehas won its biggest contract to date for a “multimillion dollar” refit of a cruise liner that will involve a team of 1,400 people. The company, which has its headquarters in the Co. Down city and has been in business for 35 years, has won the contract from Norwegian Cruise Line […]

Government to give Thanet council £136,000 to help prepare Ramsgate port ahead of Brexit

February 22, 2019 by  
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The government is set to allocate £136,000 to Thanet council to spend on the port of Ramsgate to help planning for a no-deal Brexit – after cancelling a £13.8m contract with a company to operate a ferry service to Ofstend. The money will be available as part of a contingency package in the event that […]

£200m Port of Tilbury expansion plan approved

February 22, 2019 by  
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Construction of Tilbury 2 is scheduled to start next month with the intention to be operational by Spring 2020. The proposed Tilbury 2 port will be constructed on land that formed the western part of the old Tilbury Power Station and is expected to create over 200 construction jobs. Graham Construction is understood to be […]

UK Suspends Contract for Port of Ramsgate “Brexit” Ferry

February 22, 2019 by  
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The government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May has canceled a contract with a newly-formed ferry company for a backup service between Ramsgate and Ostend, Belgium. The startup, Seaborne Freight, lacked prior experience and did not own vessels for the service; an expected financial backer, Arklow Shipping, exited the plan, prompting the Department for Transport […]

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