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MaritimeUK @ COP26: From the 1-12 November during COP26 the Interntional Maritime Hub is open to the public and industry. Alongside the numerous events there is also an exhibition featuring and more. Maritime UK is the umbrella body for the maritime sector which champions and enables a thriving maritime and shipping sector.
Maritime UK has announced a COP26 programme, in partnership with the City of Glasgow College, to showcase the country’s global leadership in the shipping industry’s transition to Net Zero. IMO Secretary-General, Ministers and a VVIP to speak at flagship reception…
ESPO has urged the EU Parliament and Council to fully align the maritime pillar of the proposal for an AFIR with the FuelEU Maritime proposal.
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) urges the European Parliament and Council to fully align the maritime pillar of the proposal for an Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) with the FuelEU Maritime proposal. While the discussions on the AFIR proposal…
ESPO’s 2021 #Environmental Report shows a number of positive trends amongst key indicators. The top 5 green priorities of European #ports remain(1 to 5): air quality, climate change, energy efficiency, noise and relationship with the local community.
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) is proud to present the annual ESPO Environmental Report for 2021. The ESPO Environmental Report is part of EcoPorts, the environmental flagship initiative of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO). This 6th edition is…
Peel Ports Group, the UK’s second largest port group, calls for the supply-chain to take a rethink by improving logistics in the better use of the nation's port network. The group consists of Liverpool, Heysham, Manchester Ship Canal (above), Medway (Sheerness / Chatham), Clydeport and Great Yarmouth. In addition, to operating the MTL Terminal in Dublin Port and owns BG Freight Line, a provider of short sea container services between the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe and feeder services between UK and Ireland.
In the UK, the second-largest port operator is calling for the supply chain to rethink its approach by making better use of the entire port network across the country. Peel Ports says that it is essential for logistics firms and…
Ports at full capacity across northern Europe. Compared with the US, vessel delays are less severe but are still adding to schedule disruption that reverberates across networks.
Anchored containerships are becoming a regular sight in the English Channel as ports across northern Europe remain heavily congested, reports LloydsLoadingList. The numbers are nowhere near as high as in southern California, where overnight data shows that 56 containerships were…
Britains Biggest 'Box' Port: Maersk, the world's largest container shipping company, has diverted some vessels away from the English Port of Felixstowe, which handles 36% of the UK's containerised freight. Above: Mette Maersk an E-class (18,000TEU) containership berthed at the east coast port in Suffolk on the North Sea, where Afloat adds global trade routes include the major Europe-Asia services via the Suez Canal.
The British Government said today that people should buy normally for Christmas and that there would be no shortage of gifts after shipping containers carrying toys and electrical goods were diverted from the UK's biggest port because it was full.…
Export performance is improving at Irish firms, an Enterprise Ireland survey has found
A survey has revealed that more than half of exporting businesses here have seen their exports increase this year compared to last year, despite the impact of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the new survey carried out by…
Cadets from Trinity House’s Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme will join other Merchant Navy trainees on board UK Royal Navy ships as part of a learning exchange. Trinity House Deck Cadet Scarlett Barnett-Smith, currently on transfer to the UK's Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Tamar, is seen on board taking a navigational fix. As AFLOAT reported earlier this year, the Batch 2 River class OPV was deployed to Jersey, Channel Islands during a post-Brexit fishery access rights dispute between British and French fishermen.
Trinity House which is the General Lighthouse Authority responsible for England, Wales and the Channel Islands, is in an exchange scheme between the UK Merchant Navy and the Royal Navy. The Merchant Navy Cadets sponsored by Trinity House as part of…
Global supply-chain chaos: Carriers could earn as much as $150bn this year, and the same again for 2022. The container sector has bottleneck at ports worsened by increasing number of smaller 'box-boat' vessels (as above) on the main trade lanes.
Disruption of supply chains could last until the end of next year, keeping freight rates at elevated levels for longer than expected and boosting container line profitability. Analysts at Drewry said the longer-than-anticipated period of disruption had led it to…
Sharon Adams has joined the Port of Milford Haven as Commercial Manager for Pembroke Port. In the background, Afloat adds is the port's ferry client, Irish Ferries which operates the chartered-in ferry Blue Star 1 on the route to Rosslare, Co. Wexford.
In south Wales, the Port of Milford Haven has appointed a new commercial manager for Pembroke Dock. The appointment of Sharon Adams as the port's new Commercial Manager will be a key part to develop growing markets and support existing…
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The Atlantic Smart Ports Blue Acceleration Network’s (AspBAN) programme for startups aims to develop innovative solutions to the needs, challenges and innovation priorities of the ports of the Atlantic. Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, highlighted the role…
Connecting Europe Express, arriving in major European port-cities, where the interdependencies and mutual reinforcement of European ports and rail freight connections come to the forefront as an important building block of reaching the EU’s Green Deal.
One of the European Year of Rail’s most prominent initiatives, the Connecting Europe Express has passed through the Dutch port-city of Rotterdam yesterday and arrives today in another port, Antwerp in Belgium. Arriving in major European port-cities, the interdependencies and…
The Port of Milford Haven in south Wales is seeking your help to name a new piece of history in Pembroke Dock, the commercial port which includes the ferry link to Rosslare. To submit your suggestion click the link below, noting entries no later than Monday, 18 October.
In south Wales the port of Pembroke Dock has a rich maritime history having been a military town for 150 years. Today, the former Royal Naval Dockyard is a commercial port including a ferry link to Ireland in addition to having an…
As part of today's World Maritime Day, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will host a live webinar at 12.00 BST exploring the theme "Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future". In addition to hearing from Secretary General Kitack Lim, attendees will hear from four seafarers about the following topics: diversity, safety, crew change and the environment. Click below a link to join in the webinar.
Today is World Maritime Day and where the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the global maritime community come together to celebrate the annual event with a focus on this year's theme: "Seafarers: At the Core of Shipping's Future". As part…
Financial ‘resilient’ results at Foyleport was reported over the past year despite severe challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Above the port's terminal at Lisahally.
The latest financial results for Foyle Port's financial year ending 31st March 2021 show performance at the port remained ‘resilient' over the past year despite severe challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The figures published today show that trade has…
A CAMCOPTER® S100 - the aircraft can take off and land vertically from an area less than 25 square metres and has a flight endurance of over six hours and a range of more than 100 km.
The EU is using remotely piloted aircraft to monitor sulphur emissions released by ships transiting one of the world's busiest shipping lanes through the Straits of Gibraltar. Some 27 ships of a total of 294 inspected since July 12th were…

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