Tuesday, December 11, 2018

RIGMAR AWARDED CONTRACT BY MAJOR DRILLING CONTRACTOR

August 2, 2018 by  
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Rigmar Services has been awarded a contract by Maersk Drilling to support its operations in the UK Sector of the North Sea. The company is already providing maintenance services on board the Maersk Highlander, which is currently drilling in the Culzean field. The contract is being managed from Rigmar’s offices in Aberdeen, with support from […]

Hutchison Ports announces contract award for the latest phase of expansion at the Port of Felixstowe

August 2, 2018 by  
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Hutchison Ports has announced the award of a contract for the latest phase of expansion at the Port of Felixstowe which the operator says will “further enhance Felixstowe’s ability to handle the world’s largest container ships”. VolkerFitzpatrick Limited has be appointed to undertake the design and construction of approximately 13 hectares of paved container yard […]

PORT OF DOVER AWARDS MAJOR CONTRACT TO VOLKERSTEVIN AND BOSKALIS WESTMINSTER

August 2, 2018 by  
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VSBW, a joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, has been appointed as the main contractor for the marine civil engineering stage of the Port of Dover’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development. The Port of Dover has awarded the £115m marine structures and bridge contract of this flagship development to VSBW, which represents […]

UK ports body says it is ‘ready for Brexit’

August 2, 2018 by  
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Industry group members prepared for any customs arrangement, says new chairman The UK’s container ports are ready to cope with Britain’s exit from the European Union whatever trading arrangements are put in place, the new chairman of the UK’s Major Ports Group said on Friday. “As an industry, we’re ready and prepared,” said Charles Hammond, […]

Ballast Water Management – Port State Control, it’s over to you!

December 9, 2017 by  
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With 8th September now past it means the long awaited ballast water management convention has now come into force. The recent MEPC 71st session reminded us that from 8th September all vessels, without an approved ballast water treatment system installed on board, are required to complete ballast water exchange (BWE). The convention states that BWE […]

REINTJES Editorial for UK Ports Directory 2017/2018

July 26, 2017 by  
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REINTJES Marine Gears are synonymous with long life, high reliability and low through life costs as demonstrated in the numerous and varied Marine applications throughout the World. REINTJES now has their own UK based operation to bring the Customers and REINTJES closer together. The new Office is responsible for the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and […]

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 […]

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