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Wärtsilä Upgrades World’s Largest Homes on Water

September 5, 2016 by  
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The largest, private, residential ship on the seas, The World, operated by Fort Lauderdale-based ROW Management, Ltd., will be upgraded with a Wärtsilä Advanced Wastewater treatment system and a Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system for navigation and external communication purposes. The Wärtsilä Advanced Wastewater solution will replace an existing system and keep the vessel in full compliance with […]

Wärtsilä Gensets for Chinese Container Ships

September 5, 2016 by  
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              zoomImage Courtesy: Port of Felixtowe Finland’s ship engine maker Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply newbuild Chinese container vessels with a total of 24 9-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 Auxpac generating sets.   The engines will power six 21,000 TEU ships being built at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard […]

CMA CGM Sets Up New EURAF 6 Service

September 4, 2016 by  
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French container shipping company CMA CGM plans to launch a new service connecting Europe and West Africa, EURAF 6, under a slot swap agreement with an unnamed partner, on August 30. The first vessel to be deployed on the new service will be a 2,460 TEU boxship, MV CMA CGM Milan Trader. CMA CGM said that the […]

UK Court Rejects Latest Appeal in OW Bunker Malta Case

May 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the latest appeal from the Greek company Product Shipping & Trading (PST) in a case it brought to the court against the bankrupt marine fuel supplier OW Bunker Malta Limited. The appeal was the latest one following a number of cases launched against OW Bunker, which filed for bankruptcy in November 2014, and its subsidiaries. PST launched arbitration […]

MyFerryLink Stays in Business

May 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

The English Channel ferry operator MyFerryLink is set to resume its operations on the Dover-Calais route past July 9, after the UK Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to ban the company’s owners and operators Eurotunnel and SCOP from operating ferries out of Dover. Back in February, MyFerryLink won a […]

UK Ports Conference Starts This Month

May 16, 2016 by  
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The 8th Annual UK Ports Conference 2016 will take place on Tuesday, 24th and Wednesday, 25th May 2016 in London. Now in its 8th year, the conference has been expanded for 2016 into a two-day program, with day one providing the latest updates on policy issues, exploring the current trends and outlook, examining the “big” […]

Migrants Target UK Bound Road Haulage Trucks from a Variety of European Ports

May 16, 2016 by  
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As Brexit Vote Looms Concerns Voiced Over Possible Entry Points UK – EUROPE – As the referendum as to Britain’s status in Europe approaches, and arguments for and against ‘Brexit’ become more animated, with threats and assurance in equal numbers from either side, the concern over the migrant situation continues. This week, as road haulage representatives […]

Tailoring Their Activities

May 16, 2016 by  
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The taskforce – set up by Prime Minister David Cameron last June – is said by the NCA to be the biggest of its kind in Europe. It has a staff of 90, which is expected to grow to more than 100 this year, and includes police officers, officials from the Crown Prosecution Service and […]

People smugglers ‘using less busy UK Ports

May 16, 2016 by  
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The port of Tilbury in Essex has become a more attractive destination for people smugglers Crime gangs are attempting to smuggle migrants into the UK at “less busy” ports after a clampdown at major ports, the National Crime Agency has warned. Ports such as Hull and Tilbury are being used following tighter security through routes […]

Greenwich Cruise Liner Terminal Given All-Clear

December 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

The Mayor of London’s office has given the go-ahead to build London’s first ever passenger cruise terminal in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Planning permission was originally granted in 2012 for a passenger terminal on the Enderby Wharf site, however new European legislation that came into force earlier this year required cruise operators to stay […]

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