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BPA backs Northern ‘Free Ports’ strategy

(Posted on 21/06/18)

The British Ports Association has welcomed the renewed focus on role that ports play in regional and national UK economies in a new report on 'Supercharged Free Ports'.The report highlights the opportunities of 'super charging' free ports to include enterprise stimulus. This is similar to the Association's 'port zoning' proposals...

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Port Kembla, Australia reopens after bulk ship blaze

Port Kembla, Australia reopens after bulk ship blaze

(Posted on 18/06/18)

A fire in the hold of a CSL bulker closed Port Kembla for eight hours on Monday.Located on the east coast of New South Wales, historically Port Kembla has serviced the needs of regional industries, predominantly coal (export) and steel (import of raw materials and steel products). In more recent years the port has diversified its...

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Maintenance starts at Bowen Wharf, Queensland

Maintenance starts at Bowen Wharf, Queensland

(Posted on 15/06/18)

Maintenance works are set to begin on the Bowen Wharf. North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) acting CEO Rochelle Macdonald said the works included repairs to cracked concrete slab sections and some of the timber decking structure and the removal of deteriorated timber fender piles.Weipa, Abbot Point, Mackay and Hay Point...

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Naming ceremony for Damen tugs in Rotterdam

Naming ceremony for Damen tugs in Rotterdam

(Posted on 15/06/18)

The naming ceremony of the newly-built Damen tugs Rotterdam and Beagle took place this week in the Port of Rotterdam, during Kotug Smit Towage’s annual ‘Maatjes-party’ (Herring with friends, a traditional Dutch event to mark the beginning of the herring season).Damen Shipyards Group operates 34 shipbuilding and...

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EMMA ensures inland shipping a better standing in policy and society

(Posted on 15/06/18)

Project EMMA, funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014–2020, has actively contributed to raising the awareness of the potential of inland navigation and giving inland waterway transport a stronger voice and better standing in policy and society. Several actions to develop inland shipping have recently taken...

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BPA backs the ‘customs backstop’

(Posted on 15/06/18)

The British Ports Association has welcomed the publication of the temporary customs arrangement, known as the ‘customs backstop’.Commenting on the development, the BPA Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne, said: “This arrangement will give ports and freight operators a measure of short-term certainty. It is now...

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