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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 […]

EIB and Dublin Port to Hammer Out EUR 100 Million Loan Deal

December 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

The Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Jonathan Taylor, will meet today with Dublin Port Company representatives to finalize EUR 100 million (USD 110.5m) financing arrangements for Dublin Port’s Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project. The EIB has committed to providing the EUR 100 million loan amortizing over 20 years, marking the first time in 20 years for the EIB […]

DP World Nabs 25-Year Southampton Port Licence Extension

December 3, 2015 by  
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UAE-based port owner and operator DP World Limited said that it has agreed with Associated British Ports (ABP) to extend the license agreement for DP World Southampton for a further 25 years until 2047. Simultaneously, DP World announced that it has acquired the remaining 49% stake in DP World Southampton from ABP, making DP World […]

Idle Boxship Fleet Passes 1 Millon TEU Mark

December 3, 2015 by  
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The global fleet of containerships above 500 twenty-foot-equivalent units made idle has breached the 1 million TEU mark amid depressed containership market, according to Alphaliner. Just in the last two weeks, a total of 35 ships of 109,000 TEUs were made idle. The volume of idle capacity doubled since September, when idling of containerships across the global fleet reached the […]

Rolls-Royce: First Unmanned Ferry Could Be Just Five Years Away

December 3, 2015 by  
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The first remote-controlled ferry demonstrator could hit the water within four to five years thanks to a new wave of research into operational efficiency based on ship intelligence solutions, according to Oskar Levander, Vice President for innovation, engineering & technology at Rolls-Royce Marine in Finland. Levander suggests that the maritime industry is at the dawn of […]

Offshore Headwinds to Hit Rolls-Royce Harder than Expected

December 3, 2015 by  
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A devastating offshore market is expected to impact UK-based developer and producer of marine engines Rolls-Royce harder than expected in 2016. In the guidance for 2015, the company announced that its marine performance continued to be impacted by weakening offshore markets and continued deferment or cancellation of orders. The company expects a further 15-20% decline in offshore marine […]

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