Port News

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 news@britishports.org.uk to be included.

Happy landings for white fish industry at Lerwick

Early start to cruise season adds to first quarter traffic 

Lerwick's status as a leading port for the UK white fish industry is underlined by statistics in the latest quarterly report on activity at the Shetland harbour.

Figures released by Lerwick Port Authority for the three months to March this year show white fish landed up 7.8% at 2,600 tonnes, valued at £4.8 million, an increase of 13%, compared with the same period in 2017, with the average price up 4.1% to £1,833 per tonne.

Shoreham Port welcomes brave brighton marathon runners

Every year Shoreham Port looks forward to providing part of the route of the Brighton Marathon and carries out substantial preparations to ensure the Port is clean, tidy and safe for the many thousands of runners taking part.

 

This year was no different and the team were out inforce during the days running up to the marathon preparing the course. With almost 18,000 runners taking part the team were looking forward to another exciting event.

 

Amended master plan submitted for Milford Waterfront development

The Port of Milford Haven has submitted a revised master plan to Pembrokeshire County Council for its multi-million pound Milford Waterfront development.

The Port received a resolution to grant planning consent in 2015 and since then work has been ongoing to finalise the details for the five phases of development. A significant milestone has been achieved with regards to the location of the new access following approval from Welsh Government, enabling the listed building currently occupied by a vets practice to be retained.

Amended master plan submitted for Milford Waterfront development

The Port of Milford Haven has submitted a revised master plan to Pembrokeshire County Council for its multi-million pound Milford Waterfront development.

The Port received a resolution to grant planning consent in 2015 and since then work has been ongoing to finalise the details for the five phases of development. A significant milestone has been achieved with regards to the location of the new access following approval from Welsh Government, enabling the listed building currently occupied by a vets practice to be retained.

NEW DIRECTOR JOINS PORT OF TYNE

The Port of Tyne has appointed Mark Stoner as Chief Financial Officer.

Mark joins the major UK port from his previous role as Group Finance Director at marketing services provider Communisis plc - having started his career with British Steel, before holding senior positions at Rolls Royce Industrial Power Group, Siemens Microelectronics, KPMG, and Atmel North Tyneside.

Harwich Haven Authority supports grass-roots initiatives across Essex and Suffolk with a new £75,000 a year community fund

Harwich Haven Authority today announce the opening of a new £75,000 community fund that will be managed on behalf of the Authority by both the Essex and Suffolk Community Foundations.

Each year the Authority will make available £50,000 to support educational, environmental, maritime and community initiatives in and around Harwich, Dovercourt and Suffolk locations along the Rivers Stour and Orwell. In addition the Authority will also invest £25,000 yearly into an Essex-based endowment fund.

Warrenpoint Port Masterplan

25-YEAR GROWTH PLAN FOR WARRENPOINT PORT REVEALED AS TRADE FORECAST TO GROW

Warrenpoint Port has unveiled a major 25-year growth plan as it forecasts a continued growth in trade following Brexit.

The Masterplan document, which covers 2018-2043, aims to build on the port’s position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland and as a major economic driver for the region.

Warrenpoint Port Masterplan

Warrenpoint Port has unveiled a major 25-year growth plan as it forecasts a continued growth in trade following Brexit.

The Masterplan document, which covers 2018-2043, aims to build on the port’s position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland and as a major economic driver for the region.

Port of Cromarty Firth welcomes their 700th Rig

Port of Cromarty Firth has welcomed their 700th rig. The West Phoenix arrived on Sunday 8th April 2018 and is scheduled to stay for around 2 months whilst work is done on her thrusters.  The first rig to come into the Port was on the 15th February 1978, more than 40 years ago.

 

Port of Cromarty Firth is home to a number of world class companies with the ability to undertake rig inspection, repair and maintenance work. This and the Port’s sheltered deep waters make it one of Europe’s leading Ports for these activities.