• 2017 March 20 18:04

    HMS Iron Duke returns to ABP’s Port of Hull for a public open day

    ABP says this weekend saw HMS Iron Duke return to ABP’s Port of Hull for a resoundingly successful public open day.

    The Type 23 Duke-class frigate berthed up in Hull at the end of last week and received distinguished guests on board such as Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Sean Chaytor, Mayor of Immingham, Councillor Stewart Swinburn and Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Christina McGilligan-Fell before the open day on Saturday.

    Having lowered the gangway to all on Saturday, HMS Iron Duke welcomed over 2,000 members of the public on board and ran regular tours around the lower and upper decks of the warship.

    Amongst other impressive military weapons, the crew on board the warship were able to show off their state-of-the-art radar system which has the capability to track more than 800 potential targets at any one time.

    The open day, which ran for five-hours was co-ordinated by a cadre of ABP volunteers who, despite the rain’s best efforts, remained enthusiastic throughout the day.

    Simon Bird, Regional Director for ABP Humber, said: “We are honoured that HMS Iron Duke requested to come alongside at the Port of Hull. We are always keen to show our support to the hardworking service men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting our country and it was wonderful to see so many members of the public taking an interest in our heritage.” 

    Hull’s adopted warship will be leaving the port early this week and is set to be deployed for Operational Sea Training later on this year. The training assesses crew members and machines to ensure their readiness to perform front line duties.




2017 April 26

18:05 East-Asia workshop boosts seafarer training
17:47 IMO’s support for knowledge-sharing and capacity-building in Africa highlighted at 3rd conference of AAMA
17:30 CMA CGM & Adani Ports create joint-venture to run Mundra Port’s new container terminal for 15 years
17:06 ABS facilitates Polar Code Operational Assessment
16:53 DNV GL launches new PSC Planner application
16:29 Port fleet of Baltic Sea Tug Agency (Ust-Luga port) expanded with two new tugboats (photo)
16:02 Maritime and Port Authority in Singapore honours “K”LINE Group Company
15:33 ABB launches Shipping 4.0 with search for ‘Power of the Future
15:02 Scorpio Bulkers announces agreement to time charter-in one Ultramax vessel
14:48 Tall ship Khersones arrived in Sochi (photo)
14:32 Prosafe awarded Johan Sverdrup contract
14:17 Klaipėdos Nafta starts allocation of LNG terminal capacities
14:02 TechnipFMC awarded subsea contract for ExxonMobil Liza in Guyana
13:46 Cargo shipments by North-Western Shipping Company up 7% to 1.35 mln t in QI’2017
13:32 China launches its first home-made aircraft carrier
13:02 “LSC Shipmanagement” adds to the fleet its biggest tanker – “Elandra Eagle”
12:43 Hyundai Heavy Industries posts largest ship orders in 3 years
12:38 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg spent RUB 3.6 mln for implementation of the ecological programme in QI’2017
12:15 Krasnoye Sormovo to launch second chemical tanker of Project RST27 built for Volgotrans on 5 May 2017 (photo)
11:47 Rail Baltica project to boost Baltic economies
11:44 Damen TSHD 650 launched for Gippsland Ports
11:20 Vladimir Putin attended launch of project to manufacture marine gas turbines at Saturn plant in Rybinsk (photo)
10:56 Transneft Druzhba increased delivery capacity of Baltic Pipeline System – 2 up to 36 mln t
10:33 HMS Severn visits port of Cardiff
10:11 Brent Crude futures price down 0.13% to $52.50, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.18% to $49.47
09:48 Indicative bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg (graph)
09:29 Vasily Kornilyev appointed as Acting Chairman of Astrakhan Region Government (photo)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,154 points

2017 April 25

18:35 NYK vessel rescues yachtsman in the South Pacific
18:05 Crowley implements new terminal operating system in Puerto Rico
17:53 Two million tonnes of oil produced at LUKOIL’s Vladimir Filanovsky field
17:35 Solstad's extraordinary general meeting approves merger plans
17:12 IAA PortNews congratulates Damen on its 90th anniversary!
17:05 JAXPORT records 13 percent growth in Asian container shipments in first six months of fiscal year 2017
16:35 The Color Line vessel shortlisted for the Next Generation Ship Award
16:05 Evergas announces namegiving ceremony for 7th Dragon vessel
15:55 Multipurpose Reloading Complex increased financing of its ecological programme by 5.6 times
15:31 Yilport Ferrol Container Terminal welcomes first container vessels
15:19 Volga Shipping Company opens navigation season on Upper Volga (photo)
15:08 New coal carrier enters service for JERA Trading Singapore
14:54 Tanker Lilaste of LUKOIL-BUNKER's Murmansk branch will undergo scheduled repair by July 2017
14:33 ABS Guide helps prevent dropped objects
14:19 Gazprom Neft drills first ever multi-hole “fishbone” well on the Arctic shelf
14:03 HRADF names the highest bidder for Thessaloniki Port
13:53 TSHD Severnaya Dvina starts dredging at main navigation canal of port Arkhangelsk (photo)
13:32 Navios Maritime Partners announces acquisition of one capesize vessel
13:02 APL enhances China-Indonesia trade lane with new China Southeast Asia Service 6
12:37 Ventis and OSM form JV for “K” Line LNG vessel crewing
12:06 Vostochny Port participated in 15th specialized international conference “Coaltrans China”
11:42 Bunker prices are still high at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:18 Ukraine’s water transport carried 2,000 passengers in Jan-March'17, down 43.6%, Y-o-Y
10:59 First shiploader delivered to Vostochny Port’s Phase 3 (photo)
10:24 Brent Crude futures price up 0.44% to $55.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.43% to $49.44
10:05 Zelenodolsk Plant Named After M. Gorky lays down tenth small-size missile ship of Project 21631 for RF Navy (photo)
09:33 Port of Gdansk throughput up 0.7% to 8.86 mln t in Jan-March'17
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,170 points

2017 April 24

18:07 DOF Subsea purchased shares in Canadian Subsea Shipping Company AS
17:49 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport down 9.3% to 0.9 mln t in QI’2017
17:30 Shearwater GeoServices receives TGS Irish Atlantic Margin award
17:02 DOF awarded extension with Statoil for the vessel Skandi Vega