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Travel with confidence from Dover by ferry

February 1, 2020 by  
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“Book your ferry tickets and sail from Dover with confidence in 2020”.  That is the message from the Port of Dover, P&O Ferries and DFDS. With the UK entering a transition or implementation period while its future relationship with the EU is negotiated, current arrangements remain in place and nothing changes until at least 31st […]

Third generation Mariner to turbocharge the future of Maritime’s brightest talent

February 1, 2020 by  
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A third-generation Mariner, Professor Graham Baldwin, has been appointed  to lead new Maritime Skills Commission which is being set up to better understand the existing and future skills needs of the industry both on land and at sea. It sets out to future proof training for the 220,100 people working in the sector, including for […]

Disabled passengers set for more accessible journeys at sea

February 1, 2020 by  
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Journeys by sea for thousands of disabled passengers are to be improved thanks to new guidance on improving accessibility to operators from the Government. Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani announced the publication of the Passenger Rights toolkit during a recent visit to Liverpool where she met key stakeholders including Mersey Maritime, Wirral Waters and Port of […]

Maritime Minister Hails Port’s Green Credentials

February 1, 2020 by  
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The Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani, who visited the Port of Blyth during January, hailed it as one of the leading lights in the British maritime industry’s push for a greener, cleaner future. The port is fast developing into one of the UK’s leading offshore energy hubs. The Minister was shown first-hand the green revolution taking place […]

Post-Brexit plans unveiled for 10 free ports

October 22, 2019 by  
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The government is planning to create up to 10 free ports across the UK after Brexit. They allow firms to import goods and then re-export them outside normal tax and customs rules. The UK last had such zones in 2012 and Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes they could create jobs in “left-behind areas”. Labour said […]

Port of Southampton and Government launch UK first Port Economic Partnership

September 20, 2019 by  
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The Department for Transport (DfT), in partnership with ABP’s Port of Southampton, today launches the UK’s first Port Economic Partnership (PEP), an innovative initiative to create stronger links between ports and Government, to maximise long-term trade and economic growth. The Partnership will be launched at an event at London International Shipping Week, on board the […]

ABP BARROW WELCOMES SHIPPING MINISTER FOR PORT TOUR

June 12, 2019 by  
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Caption: ABP Divisional Port Manager – North West, Carl Bevan (far left) and his team with Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani MP (second from the left) and John Woodcock MP (centre) The Port of Barrow and John Woodcock MP have recently welcomed UK Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani MP for an informative port tour to showcase the […]

OVER CALLING: IT’S OFFICIAL!

June 12, 2019 by  
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Virgin Voyages has announced that Dover will be the first ever port of call for its epic Scarlet Lady cruise ship, in February 2020. This exciting news was revealed by Spice Girl Geri Horner (Halliwell) at a press conference in London last night and celebrated at a star studded party, which showcased a taste of […]

UK official in charge of Brexit border plans resigns

June 12, 2019 by  
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‘Nothing is happening in Whitehall now. Lots of people have been stood down on Brexit no-deal preparations.’ Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA The government official in charge of delivering “frictionless” Brexit border arrangements, including emergency plans for Dover and Ireland in the event of no deal, has quit just two years into her job. Karen Wheeler, director […]

Plans revealed for Ellesmere Port’s transformation to ‘save’ town centre

June 12, 2019 by  
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There will be a replacement bus station and massive boost for shops and cafes Plans for Ellesmere Port’s new public services hub and bus station which are to go on display (Image: Cheshire West and Chester Council) Town planners believe a new £16 million building could be the catalyst for reviving the fortunes of Ellesmere […]

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