Tuesday, April 25, 2017

3 ways that UK ports can support laid-up ships and vessels with cost-effective services

The downturn in the oil and gas market has seen many ships and vessels being laid-up in UK ports. Aggreko is increasingly working with port authorities to provide rental power and temperature control services. These help to support customers whilst assets are laying idle, so they can be quickly re-mobilised when the time comes.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

Port strike brings travel chaos across South East

August 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

A strike at the French port of Calais has led to travel chaos, with Eurostar services cancelled and part of the M20 motorway being closed. Ferries are stuck at Dover and lorries have been parked on the M20 in Kent, waiting for services to resume. The strike, which has now finished, led to suspension of […]

Product Tanker Hijacked off Indonesia

August 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

A product tanker was hijacked by a group of armed pirates while underway off Indonesia. Around 15-25 pirates armed with pistols boarded the tanker some 62nm North of Pulau Uwi, Indonesia, International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) piracy reporting center informed. Once on board, the pirates took the crew hostage and robbed their belongings. The group fled […]

Slight Dip in Irish Ports’ Total Traffic Volumes

December 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Container shipping volumes in Irish ports, Lo/Lo, rose by 9% in Q3, the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) said in a release.                         Ro/Ro experienced a 6% growth and Break Bulk volumes grew by 16%. This is in contrast however to total traffic volumes […]

UK Launches Study to Improve Maritime Industry

December 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

The United Kingdom’s Transport Minister John Hayes has launched a wide-ranging study that will look at how to boost the UK’s multi-billion pound maritime industry. The work will look at all aspects of the sector to identify where and how improvements can be made to generate growth. The study will report in summer 2015 and […]

Southampton Port Sets Stage for Heavyweights

December 2, 2014 by  
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Associated British Ports’ Port of Southampton is ready to handle the biggest ships in the world after the dredgers have completed a GBP 40 million (USD 63.7m) project to deepen and widen the approach channel linking international shipping lanes to the Port.                     The dredging project […]

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