• 2020 November 22 11:41

    BPA announces the release of UK Ports industry magazine

    The British Ports Association (BPA) and the UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) have launched UK Ports. The handbook is designed to highlight the essential role the UK ports industry plays to support the economic health of the country, as well as celebrate its achievements in promoting social and ecological advancements. 95% of the UK’s physical trade with the rest of the world arrives or leaves via a port, including food, medicines, cars, and energy. This is in addition to important maritime industries like cruise, leisure, green energy and fishing that rely on ports and act as lynchpins for coastal communities.
     
    This trade is worth £46 billion to the UK economy and provides jobs for approximately 115,000 people, with more than seven times that number of jobs in wider supply chains and regions depending on each direct job. This boosts communities and encourages local investment in our 11,000-mile coastline. UK ports have proven highly adaptable and resilient in the face of a global uncertainty and this publication aims to prove why any strategy to ‘level up’ the British economy must include the ports sector.

     

    The BPA's Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne, comments:

    "This publication is our way of communicating the instrumental role ports play in the UK’s economy to policy makers, politicians and wider stakeholders. It is vital that ports, as gateways to global trade, be supported in these changing times."

    In recent months, the ports sector has experienced a series of challenges in the form of Brexit and Covid-19. Port operators have balanced keeping their employees safe with keeping trade moving and have done so in a spirit of ingenuity and determination.
     
    However, Government has a role to play in the continued economic and social success of the industry. This is a view echoed by Tim Morris, Chief Executive of UKMPG:

    "Despite the combined uncertainty of Covid-19 and the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK’s port sector is determined to continue to grow the huge contribution it makes to the UK, as shown in UK Ports. To maximise the sectors potential, Government must play its part too by ensuring a supportive policy and regulatory environment for ports to operate within."

    The ports sector is also leading the drive for a NetZero United Kingdom by 2050, with several operators adopting policies to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and waste plastics. This handbook wishes to promote this side of the ports industry and how it can play a key role in Government decarbonisation plans. It is significantly better for the environment to transport goods via water than land or air, with the carbon emissions of freight shipping approximately nine times lower than lorry cargo. Ports are encouraging this by installing sustainable energy facilities, funding alternative fuels and implementing habitat protection programs.
     
    The BPA and UKMPG will continue to support and advise their members, and to communicate their needs and priorities to Government. Both organisations strongly believe that a healthy sector, with the full support of the Government, will benefit both the economy and ecology of the UK. The publication will be circulated to every member of parliament in the UK and devolved nations, as well as several key stakeholders. Physical copies can be ordered by clicking here or viewed online by clicking the links below.




2020 November 25

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18:37 CMA CGM to launch SEAPRIORITY EXPRESS service connecting Yantian with Los Angeles
17:51 Port of Southampton to open new cruise terminal for 2021 season
17:29 DNV GL, Intercargo and the Standard Club launch new bulk carrier ventilation guide
17:00 Pump company Svanehøj appoints director in Japan
16:56 Vyborg Shipyard lays down processing trawler of KMT02.03 design
16:52 Damen launches its first Middle East-built cutter suction dredger, type CSD650
16:29 Ice-resistant self-propelled platform North Pole to be put into operation in 2024
16:05 MAN Energy Solutions offers its EGR system as an emissions solution for its new low-speed ME-GA engine
15:42 NOVATEK completes first ship-to-ship LNG transshipment in the Murmansk Region
15:04 Port of Bergen to build ultra-modern port at Ågotnes
14:58 Port of Cardiff celebrates new lease with Greenergy
14:20 Oboronlogistics becomes sole operator of Ust-Luga – Baltiysk rail ferry line
13:56 Admiralteiskie Verfi to launch North Pole ice-resistant platform on December 18
13:32 Jebel Ali Port receives the first container from Israel for Jafza-based Kimoha
13:12 OOCL, VICT set new benchmark for highest container exchange in Australia
12:49 Port of Cardiff celebrates new lease with Greenergy
12:30 Ravenna Port Hub contract awarded to a consortium including DEME
12:04 APM Terminals sets all-time volume records in Brazil
11:55 EC approves state aid measures to secure long-term operation of Klaipėda LNG terminal
11:33 Tallink Grupp adds additional departures to Tallinn-Helsinki route for weekends from 28 November 2020
10:36 Qatar Trade Summit 2020 conducted as a virtual event
10:11 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Pakistan to North European, Mediterranean & North African trades
09:48 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Nov 25
09:37 Oil prices continue rising on coronavirus vaccine progress
09:22 Maersk Drilling selected for two-rig Suriname campaign by Total
09:09 Baltic Dry Index as of November 24
08:41 Aker BP partners with Cognite to deploy the quadruped robotic dog to pioneer the remote controlled offshore mission

2020 November 24

20:09 Ministerial conference under German EU Presidency: “Inland Waterway Transport – key to deliver the Green Deal”
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18:15 VARD secures contract for the design and construction of eight Marine Robotic Vessels for Ocean Infinity
18:06 Monjasa acquires Golden-Agri Stena tanker for Middle East operations
17:06 MOL & Miura to сonduct demonstration test with microplastic collection device installed on newbuilding wood chip carrier
16:32 Investors commit billions at Lagos Free Zone in Nigeria
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14:22 Maqta Gateway and TruKKer to сollaborate on digital truck booking services through “MARGO”
13:14 The schedule of port charges for the ports of Bremen to be adjusted due to Corona pandemic
12:11 Diana Shipping reports financial results for Q3 2020
12:05 The Arktika icebreaker accomplishes its first task in the Northern Sea Route basin
11:32 Port of Hamburg сontainer throughput down 4.9 percent to 2.3 million TEU in Q3 2020
11:25 A WWII air bomb defused near Novorossiysk based CPC Terminal
11:09 CMA CGM to launch the TURKEY MED EXPRESS 2
10:04 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 24
09:46 Crude futures prices rise on vaccine hopes
09:22 Baltic Dry Index as of Nov 23
09:02 East Coast Australia JIP delivers a new interactive dashboard for LNG forecast

2020 November 23

18:24 North P&I Club pre-renewal report confirms corrective response to market challenges
18:00 RF Government is set to reorganize the structure of development institutions
17:13 4th International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” slated for 25-26 February 2021
16:34 Damen completes Eidsvaag Opal conversion
16:28 STLC and VEB-Leasing to be consolidated into Unified Leasing Company
16:05 Aker Solutions wins maintenance and modifications contract in Brazil from Equinor
15:41 Vard secures contract for eight marine robotic vessels
15:17 RF Transport Ministry confirms its intention to introduce investment charges in seaports from 2021
14:53 Hydrographic boat of Project 19920 joins RF Navy’s Northern Fleet
14:31 Concordia Maritime CFO resigns from his position
14:09 Friendship 2020 joint exercise of the Egyptian Navy and the Russian Navy Bridge ends at the Black Sea Fleet
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12:34 Average spot market price for Russian M100 product climbed to RUB 13,184 pmt
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