Tuesday, April 25, 2017

UK Ports Could Benefit from Brexit

March 9, 2017 by  
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Ports in Britain could gain advantage over ports in the European Union due to Brexit by dodging the EU’s proposed Ports Services Regulation, Reuters has cited leading UK port operators as saying. The decision to leave the European Union could be beneficial for British terminals which would be otherwise ‘unfairly’ affected by the new regulation […]

The Dutch Maritime Cluster Monitor 2016-17

March 9, 2017 by  
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The Netherlands is a maritime nation. This fact is proven by the numbers recently released by Maritime by Holland, the organisation that promotes and strengthens the maritime sector in the Netherlands. The maritime cluster generates 3.5 per cent of the total gross domestic product (GDP) of the Netherlands, the same as in 2014. In 2015, […]

New Sanctions on Iran Would Have Chilling Effect on Business

March 9, 2017 by  
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Following the easing of sanctions against Iran by the US and five other world powers, Europe has been eager to revive maritime trade relations with Tehran, sending its shipping majors and port officials to ink new and renew old cooperation deals. Aside to increased activity in the carriage of oil, container lines have reestablished or […]

Nautilus Questions UK Chamber of Shipping’s Neutral Stance on Brexit Referendum

March 9, 2017 by  
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Nautilus International, the UK-based global trade union representing maritime professionals, is criticizing the UK Chamber of Shipping for remaining neutral on the impact of the Brexit referendum on British seafarers and shipping as shipowners have started to consider changing flags of their UK-registered vessels.  Nautilus called for calm among shipowners and this comes after one ferry […]

Scotland Looks Into Impacts of Brexit on Cruise Industry

March 9, 2017 by  
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Cruise industry operators and representatives are gathering at a summit in Edinburgh today to discuss the potential impact of Brexit on Scotland’s cruise industry, among other issues. The summit comes as Cruise Scotland announced that an estimated 520,000 passengers disembarked at ports across Scotland in 2016, representing a 14.7% increase on last year. Following an increase […]

BPA Wants Special Post-Brexit Treatment for UK Ports

March 9, 2017 by  
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The British Ports Association (BPA) has called on the Transport and Environment Ministers to introduce ‘port zoning’ in and around UK harbour areas to support jobs and trade post-Brexit. BPA Chairman Rodney Lunn wrote to the ministers outlining the new concept that would see both marine and land areas within ports being classified as special […]

Brexit Could Have Severe Impact on Gibraltar’s Bunkering

March 9, 2017 by  
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Gibraltar’s bunkering and other port activity could be “severely affected” by any additional border restrictions resulting from Brexit, according to Commodore Bob Sanguinetti, CEO and Captain of the Gibraltar Port Authority. The British overseas territory is one of the Mediterranean’s major bunker ports, underpinned by its status within the EU but outside the EU’s VAT jurisdiction, which […]

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.   […]

OTC Houston: Damen, GustoMSC Unveil DG JACK

September 5, 2016 by  
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The Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group and its compatriot GustoMSC are joining forces in order to produce a range of self-propelled and non-self-propelled jack-up platforms for the offshore industries – the DG JACK range, the companies said at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. The Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group and its compatriot GustoMSC are joining […]

In Depth: SeaDarQ: Chasing Oil Spills with the Latest Technology

September 5, 2016 by  
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A lot of green technologies revolve around efficiency. Normally it is about making more with the same amount of energy. Sicco Kamminga of the company Nortek BV does the same, only he makes data more efficient. With a technique called SeaDarQ, a radar-based tool, it is easy to spot oil spills from a large distance, […]

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