Sunday, July 21, 2019

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 […]

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 […]

Blyth Catamarans will launch its latest vessel, “The Island Ranger”, a GRP catamaran boat.

June 12, 2019 by  
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This impressive 15m Passenger vessel is coded for MCA class 6 and is certified to carry 110 people on board. It has twin decks which provide higher and clearer visibility at sea, with twin Iveco 280 hp able of providing up to 19 knots. “The Island Ranger” has been completely designed and built in-house from […]

Cammell Laird Announces New RoPax Ferry Design

June 12, 2019 by  
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The UK ports industry needs to continue to set itself greater standards and be more imaginative if it is to truly reach its full potential across the upcoming decades, the UK’s Maritime Minister has said. In a speech at the British Ports Association Annual Lunch, Nusrat Ghani, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the UK Government’s […]

PORT OF TYNE WELCOMES MARITIME 2050 STRATEGY

February 22, 2019 by  
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Maritime 2050 will position the UK as a leading force in the maritime sector. A new government strategy launched today (24 January 2019) will position the UK as a leading global centre of emerging technology, enabling the country to capitalise on the economic potential of maritime innovations. The government has today set out its ambitions […]

Ports of Jersey publishes its latest Quality of Service Report

February 22, 2019 by  
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Ports of Jersey has published its latest Quality of Service Report for the period October to December 2018 and submitted it to the Channel Islands Competition Regulation Authority (CICRA) as part of its regulatory agreement. The report covers a wide range of ‘service’ areas, including aircraft and sea sailings punctuality, time spent at security search, […]

Trade Surpasses 24M Tonnes for the First Time

February 22, 2019 by  
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Cargo volumes through Belfast Harbour have surpassed 24m tonnes for the first time since records began. Trade increased by over 900,000 tonnes during 2018 to 24.6m tonnes, up 3.8% on the previous year. Growth was led by a strong increase in freight vehicle carryings on Stena Line’s services to Great Britain, rising by 3% to […]

SETTING SAIL ON A YEAR OF DISCOVERY FROM DOVER CRUISE PORT

February 22, 2019 by  
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SETTING SAIL ON A YEAR OF DISCOVERY FROM DOVER CRUISE PORT 131 cruise calls by 19 cruise lines, 36 ships – Saga Cruises ‘Spirit of Discovery’ naming and inaugural cruise celebrations – Opening of Berth C, Dover Western Docks Revival Dover’s 2019 cruise season gets underway on 6 February with the arrival of Saga Cruise’s, […]

NEW RAIL SERVICE LAUNCHED FROM PORT OF FELIXSTOWE BY GB RAILFREIGHT

February 22, 2019 by  
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A new intermodal rail freight service connecting the Port of Felixstowe with the Birch Coppice terminal in the Midlands has been launched by GB Railfreight. The first locomotive on the service left Birch Coppice at 14:14 on 23 January 2019 and arrived at Felixstowe at 20:14, having passed through Hams Hall, Leicester, Peterborough and Ipswich […]

HMRC awards new logistics contract to support customs compliance

February 22, 2019 by  
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Following a full procurement exercise, logistics firm Wincanton will work in partnership with HMRC and Border Force, providing logistics. HMRC and Border Force undertake targeted checks inland, which help prevent mis-declared goods from flowing into the country. Carrying out these checks inland is a proportionate measure to avoid congestion at ports. The overwhelming majority of […]

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