• 2018 July 18 14:18

    Intermarine UK promotes Portland Port to Government minister

    Maritime firm Intermarine UK is driving national interest in South Dorset’s marine and engineering sectors after visiting the Minister for Business and Industry Richard Harrington MP in the House of Commons. Inter Marine Group President Slawomir Kalicki met with Mr Harrington together with South Dorset MP Richard Drax who set up the meeting. Mr Kalicki said the meeting covered key local issues with the parliamentary undersecretary including infrastructure, investment, skills and training, job creation and funding.

    Mr Kalicki said he briefed Mr Harrington on how Intermarine UK is a UK registered subsidiary company of the Gdynia, Poland headquartered Inter Marine Group. He explained how Intermarine UK is making a major commitment to Britain and the Dorset region after signing a 20-year lease and relocating its UK head office from Bridgend to Portland Port. The move is set to generate 60 new jobs for local people in the next two years. Mr Kalicki added the company had already won £800,000 of pipe system orders from a UK shipyard.

    “The minister welcomed our investment in South Dorset and expressed his pleasure in seeing an international engineering firm offering skilled, long-term employment for the region,” he said. “He also emphasised major opportunities in industry around Portland Port aside from maritime, including petrochemical, civil engineering and nuclear. These are key target markets for Intermarine UK as we look to expand our footprint in the region in the coming months and years.

    “More broadly, we were able to share details of our nationwide operation working with shipyards across the UK through our specialist ship repair service launched in March. This division offers a range of engineering services to the ship repair, refit, conversion and shipbuilding markets.”

    Business and Industry Minister Richard Harrington said: “It is great news that Intermarine’s investment in Portland Port will bring new jobs to the local area and will also help ensure UK shipbuilding expertise remains in the area for years to come. Through our modern Industrial Strategy and National Shipbuilding Strategy, we are working with the sector to attract more investment like this and secure a viable future for UK’s maritime sector.”

    Mr Drax said the visit was important to raise awareness of Intermarine UK and Portland Port operations at minister level.

    “It was a pleasure to organise a meeting between Mr Kalicki and Richard Harrington,” he said. “The arrival of Intermarine, at Portland Port is truly exciting and welcome. The company brings with it highly skilled jobs and good career prospects, which is exactly what we need in South Dorset. I look forward to working with the company in the years ahead and seeing it go from strength to strength.”

    Intermarine UK has invested six-figure sums into new equipment at its Portland operation including bending machines, welding sets, CNC plasma machines and laser cutters. It focusses on delivering fabrication, welding and electrical services. This includes hull and deck repairs as well as pipe work design, installation and upgrade. It will further offer mechanical services including pump and valve overhauls and engine room upgrades.

    The Inter Marine Group draws on nearly 30-years’ experience in the maritime industry and has worked with major UK maritime companies including BAE, Babcock, Cammell Laird, Fergusons and A&P

    PORTLAND PORT FACTFILE
    · Portland is a thriving commercial port located in Dorset on the UK's south coast.
    · Portland Port operated as a base for the Royal Navy for nearly 150 years from the mid 19th century through to 1996 when Portland Port was then privatised and taken over by the Langham Group. Portland Harbour Authority later took over as the statutory harbour authority in 1998.
    · Since then the harbour has developed into a thriving commercial port, that handles cruise ships, cargos, bunker vessels and also maintains a strong relationship with the Royal Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
    · Under the umbrella of the Portland Port Group are two separate entities: Portland Port Ltd and Portland Harbour Authority Ltd
    · The port and its tenants are now a major employer within the local economy.
    · The port's close proximity to the English Channel shipping lanes provides an ideal location for vessels both in terms of distance and travel time.
    · The harbour is well protected from the south and south westerly winds, as it shelters behind the Isle of Portland and Chesil Beach, and is circled by an extensive breakwater system which protects it from adverse easterly weather conditions.
    ·Portland Port offers a safe, sheltered and deep harbour which makes it a superb choice for all vessels, from small yachts to some of the largest cruise ships in the world.
    · Due to its geographical location, it allows fast, safe access 24 hours a day.  The port has a strong reputation as the south coast's "premier service station", where vessels are able to undertake a wide range of services; ownership/management/name change surveys, classification surveys, stores and crew transfers, as well as a wealth of underwater operations.

    The key features of the port are:
    · A dock estate of nearly 200 hectares and a marine jurisdiction stretching over 2400 hectares
    · Over 2000 metres of alongside berths
    ·11.6 metres (C.D) depth of water at the deepest alongside berth
    · 6 designated anchorages in the outer harbour with depths at anchorage of up to 20 metres (C.D)
    · 9 designated anchorages within the inner harbour  with depths at anchorage of up to 15 metres (C.D)
    · Very little beam and draft restriction with width at harbour entrance at 210 metres and depth at 12.4 metres (C.D)
    · Pilotage and towage available 24/7

    INTER MARINE GROUP BACKGROUND
    The Inter Marine Group’s roots trace back to 1990 when our mother company: Inter Marine Sp. z o.o. was established.
    The Inter Marine Group has grown into an international group of companies (IM Group) that is active in the following business areas: Marine Engineering, International trade, Employment agency (on land and sea) Shipping services, forwarding and logistics




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17:48 Petersburg Oil Terminal puts into operation its emergency response team
17:33 Vinalines to open container shipping centre next week
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17:27 Final cruise ship for the year calls to the Port of Gothenburg
17:23 The MV Magda joins the Klaveness Bulkhandling pool
17:16 India’s containerised export up 10% in the third quarter of 2018
17:13 FSL Trust announces newbuilding agreement for the construction of two LR2 product tankers
17:13 Havyard project with Havila Kystruten on hydrogen-powered coastal route operations to receive over NOK 100 million in funding from Pilot-E
16:24 World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US leading up to 2020
15:57 IMO held training workshops in Cameroon Single Window for Foreign Trade Transactions
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13:10 WMU hosted round table discussion regarding key challenges facing IMO
12:53 Bunker market at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia shows mixed price movements (graph)
12:32 Nordic American Offshore secures contract for its PSV NAO Viking
12:11 Rosrybolovstvo supports 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress
11:50 Association of Commercial Sea Ports celebrates its 30th anniversary
11:24 Gazprom and Itochu sign MoU under Baltic LNG project
11:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreement
10:48 Domestic ferry safety exercise conducted in Indonesia
10:25 IMO holds training for managing insecurity in west Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden
10:06 EC adds six new yards to its ‘European List of ship recycling facilities’
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08:06 Fincantieri publishes its Sustainability Plan 2018-2022
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18:25 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to cancel calls at Port of Bremerhaven
17:25 Building of Johan Sverdrup Phase II begins
17:19 Port of Vyborg 11-month cargo volumes soar 24% to 1.72 million tonnes
17:13 Seabridge first in Belgium to receive the SCA certificate
17:08 Jan De Nul cleans up polluted beaches along the coast in southern France
17:07 Bunker fuel prices at Far Eastern ports close the week lower
17:00 Murmansk Region will improve water safety regulations – Marina Kovtun
16:47 Port of Vysotsk cargo volume in Jan-Nov rises 6% to 16.86 million tonnes
16:36 Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering and NAODAN Chartering
16:30 Murmansk Region Governor is a member of revised State Commission for Arctic Development Issues
16:26 YILPORT Holding wins Port Operator Award at Lloyd’s List Global Awards
16:03 Rosmorport releases RFPs for design of an DF 12/14MW icebreaker
15:49 Jotun and Kansai Paint build relationship to meet marine and protective demand
15:46 Baltic Sea Ports Authority icebreakers assist merchant vessels in the Gulf of Finland
15:21 Containerships receives its first LNG-powered container vessel
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14:17 Maersk Line receives Containership Operator of the Year award
14:13 Iran-Indonesia to develop port cooperation
13:22 NOIA: U.S. territories need the Offshore Wind for Territories Act
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