The BPA has developed this new Ports News section on our website to list news and media updates from our port members.
Stories from ports around the UK can be found below and we are also keen for members to send their press releases and media announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included.
14 June 2018
And new event adds to international race calendar
Old favourites are on Lerwick’s international yachting calendar this summer, along with a new event visiting the Shetland port before heading off west, into the Atlantic.
23 May 2018
Replacement fish market adding to multi-million £ investment
There's a positive future ahead for the Shetland fishing industry, with multi-million £ investment in the white fish and pelagic sectors reflecting renewed confidence. That’s the message from Sandra Laurenson, Chief Executive of Lerwick Port Authority, on its return as an exhibitor to Skipper Expo International in Aberdeen (25-26 May 2018).
18 May 2018
Shoreham Port was delighted to host their Annual Public & Stakeholders Meeting yesterday evening at Southwick Community Centre. The event has proved popular in recent years and last night was no exception, with over 70 people attending. Those in attendance were a mix of local residents, boat owners and port users.
3 May 2018
Latest phase in development of fishing industry hub
Construction of Lerwick Harbour’s replacement white fish market is scheduled to begin this month (May 2018) in a project more than doubling landings’ capacity at the Shetland port.
Following competitive tendering, Tulloch Developments Ltd has been appointed main contractor by Lerwick Port Authority, with completion in early-2020. Design has been undertaken by Arch Henderson which will also manage the build project.
2 May 2018
This week Shoreham Port’s Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn stood down as Chair of the British Ports Association (BPA), at their Annual General Meeting on the 24th April after a two-year term. Rodney had been the Vice Chair of the BPA for two years prior to taking on the role of Chair in 2016.
2 May 2018
The Port of Tyne has been voted Port Operator of the Year in the FTA Multimodal Awards.
Now in its third year the awards are organised by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) in association with Multimodal, the UK and Ireland's leading freight transport and logistics exhibition, held annually at the NEC in Birmingham.
1 May 2018
The deep-water heavy lift vessel Aegir is set to undertake a number of highly complex heavy lifting operations at the Port of Tyne’s Northumbrian Quay in North Shields.
The 4,000 ton heavy lift capacity vessel operated by Netherlands based Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) will be in the river for around two weeks during which time a number of wind turbine jackets will be transported down river from Smulders Projects UK, based in Wallsend.
1 May 2018
PPA Convenor Mr Gavin Thain said that he and his Board, after a long and thorough search nationwide, are delighted to report that Mr Simon Brebner has been appointed as Chief Executive.
30 April 2018
Clare Guinness, CEO, Warrenpoint Port, said:
“Today’s visit by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar provided a welcome opportunity to meet with the leader of our closest trading partner who is one of the leading figures in the Brexit negotiations.
“Situated almost directly on the border between the UK and the Republic of Ireland, Warrenpoint Port last year handled 3.56 million tonnes of cargo worth £6.2 billion, around 40 percent of which either originated from or was destined for the Republic of Ireland.
30 April 2018
Port of Blyth has released performance figures that confirm another year of success and growth, including encouraging financial results that are among the best in the Northumberland port’s 135 year history.
The port has recorded a turnover of £20.6m alongside an adjusted operating profit of £1.32m, while in anticipation of growth over the next five years, total investment in 2017 climbed to more than £4m.