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Clyde and Co: Ships with Fatigued Crew Unseaworthy

December 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

If a ship’s crew doesn’t receive enough rest while trying to keep up with a ship’s schedule, there should be a regulatory framework under which the ship could be considered unmanned or unseaworthy, Law firm Clyde and Co claims. However, there have been no reported judgments to form a precedent in order to back up […]

Clarksons Seals Platou Deal

December 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

London-based shipbroker Clarkson PLC has confirmed a GBP 281.2 million (USD 441m) offering for the entire issued share capital of the Norwegian RS Platou ASA.                         Clarksons says that at the moment, Platou shareholders who together hold more than 75 per cent of the […]

Calais Migrant Crisis

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Security has been tightened at the French port of Calais in an effort to stop a burgeoning migrant population from making attempts to illegally enter the UK. Why is there a security issue in Calais? There has long been an issue with migrants wanting to illegally enter the UK via Calais and the northern French […]

Call for Port Dashers – The Port of Dover Community Regatta needs you!

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

The sun is beginning to shine, the temperature is warming up and 26 July 2014, the date of the Port of Dover Community Regatta, is coming up fast.  Interest is building and Port Dash teams are coming on-board, so make sure you secure your place before it is too late!   Sponsored by the Port of […]

EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi threat to BLOW UP oil tanker at major UK Port

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

A TERRORIST sleeper cell is planning to seize an oil ­tanker and mount a ­spectacular suicide attack at a major UK port. DANGER: A ship at Felixstowe in Suffolk, the UK’s biggest container port [ALAMY] Special forces soldiers have been deployed in mainland Britain to support the police after intelligence experts picked up info on […]

Port of Tyne bosses are today celebrating five unbroken years of record growth.

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Last year, the South Shields-based port saw cargo volumes increase by 25 per cent to 8.1 million tonnes, while turnover rose by 16 per cent to £73m, compared to 2012. Continued record growth underlined its status as the UK’s fastest-growing major deep sea port, which adds £500m to the regional economy, while supporting 10,500 jobs. […]

Multimillion pound investment to regenerate Port of Burntisland

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Forth Ports Limited and Fife-based Scott Group have jointly announced a multimillion pound investment for the regeneration of the eastern end of the Port of Burntisland following approval of full planning permission from Fife Council. Working together to secure the long-term future of the Port of Burntisland, Forth Ports and Scott Group, supported by a […]

Liverpool wins race for world’s largest RORO/container ships

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has chosen the Port of Liverpool as the UK port of call for its new five-strong fleet of the world’s largest RORO/container ships (CONROs) after a review of potential schedules, market potential and opportunities for its North Atlantic Services Peel Ports Group retained the transatlantic services and will make a £10million […]

Salvors Seek Environmental Rewards

February 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Representatives of the maritime salvage industry made their case for increased payments to salvors who take actions to reduce damage to the environment. Recently, at a meeting of maritime lawyers, the president of the International Salvage Union, said that society’s value on environmental issues was not reflected in current regulations for salvage. Current Environmental Rewards […]

Cruise Ship Backup Power With Green Design (innovation)

February 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

For the past few years the cruise industry has experienced at least one major power failure of a cruise ship at sea. Two recent examples of power failure were engine room fires that destroyed control electronics for primary and secondary systems. The fires left thousands of passengers without power and adrift. Seas were calm and […]

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