Monday, July 13, 2020

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ABP Reassures Disruption Will Be Avoided in Case of No-Deal Brexit Scenario

June 12, 2019 by  
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Associated British Ports (ABP) reaffirmed its commitment to keep Britain trading with Europe and the rest of the world after Brexit, especially in case of a No-Deal Brexit. Businesses are anxious that such a scenario could lead to a severe disruption at UK’s major ports, in particular at the Port of Dover. “ABP’s container and […]

EIB and ING to fund European maritime shipping projects

June 12, 2019 by  
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Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank The European Investment Bank (EIB) and ING have agreed a €300m investment to support European maritime shipping projects. Each institution will contribute €150m to a sector risk-bearing facility to support European maritime shipping projects, which will include novel solutions to tackle emissions from vessels and increase fuel […]

Brexit news latest: ‘Risk of ports grinding to halt if UK crashes out without deal’

November 9, 2018 by  
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With just six months to go before the UK quits the European Union, the Conservative peer urged the Government to give businesses more details about how border controls could be relaxed to avoid gridlock. A Tory donor, he spoke out as Next issued an 11-page report on its Brexit preparations. The high street retailer warned […]

The Port of Dover has handed pontoon manufacturer Solent Marine a contract to design and fit out a new marina as part of its Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development.

November 9, 2018 by  
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The £2.7m contract includes the design and construction of the pontoons, access bridges for the 250-berth marina, fuel tanks and pumps for the fuel berth and pontoons and an access bridge for the new boatyard. Work will start on site in early 2019. DWDR is the single biggest investment ever undertaken by the Port of […]

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