Lerwick port expansion officially opened

The biggest expansion yet to service port users at Lerwick Harbour, Shetland Islands, UK was officially opened in mid July.

The £16.5 million quay was named Mair’s Pier by Shetland MSP Tavish Scott when he unveiled a new sign before invited guests, including port users, stakeholders and others.

Mr Scott said: “Lerwick Port Authority has, through the decades, invested in Shetland’s future. New quays, facilities and deeper, sheltered water reflect the needs of larger vessels, the ever-changing oil and gas industry and the importance of seafood to Shetland and the wider Scottish and UK economy.

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Alpeco delivers high speed refuelling solution for Jurong port

Alpeco, based in the UK, has designed, built and installed two jetty-based high speed dispensing units for refuelling a range of boats including small leisure craft, for Singapore-based CNC Petroleum.

The dispensers refuel vessels with diesel at flow rates of 100 LPM or 500 LPM and were installed on a jetty at Penjuru Terminal, Jurong Port.

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Shoreham Port unveils 20 year development plan

Shoreham Port looks forward to the next 20 years

Shoreham Port looks forward to the next 20 years

It’s been a busy start to 2017 at Shoreham Port with imports and exports flowing steadily through, new recruits joining the team and a number of development projects under way.

Recently, long-term plans at the Port have been in the spotlight. A framework for development for the Port over the next 20 years is set out in the Port’s Masterplan and in December the Masterplan underwent a ‘light touch review’ to bring the plans right up to date.

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Aberdeen Harbour expansion project approval announced

Commencement of a £350 million project to expand facilities at Aberdeen Harbour, which was recently granted planning consent in the form of Marine Licenses and a Harbour Revision Order by the Scottish Government, has been sanctioned by Aberdeen Harbour Board.

“We are delighted that, after six years of detailed planning and extensive consultation with our many stakeholders and the regulatory authorities, we are now in a position to approve commencement of construction”, stated Colin Parker, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Harbour Board.

Following a detailed engagement process, Aberdeen Harbour Board, in partnership with Dragados UK, a main contractor, will develop facilities over the next three years that will represent a step change in the marine support capabilities in Scotland. These will transform the port’s ability to accommodate the trend for larger vessels we are witnessing across a whole range of industries.

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Liverpool set to become the Silicon Valley of the maritime world?

Article reprinted from the Liverpool Echo and written by Liam Murphy

Hi-tech barges could be built at Merseyside’s Cammell Laird as part of plans to make the region “the Silicon Valley for the maritime sector”. The aim is to replace the thousands of lorry journeys expected to be generated when the massive new Liverpool2 port is fully opened with tidal and solar powered vessels. Plans are now being drawn up for the barges – which could even be automated – to transport freight containers from the new deepwater port further inland down the Manchester Ship Canal to Salford docks.

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