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.

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.

Port of Milford Haven 2017 Annual Report highlights long term investment strategy’s role in managing impact of volatile LNG trade

2017 Annual Report highlights long term investment strategy's role in managing impact of volatile LNG trade

The Port of Milford Haven has published its 2017 Annual Report and Accounts. The report highlights how strategic long term investments have supported the growth of alternate business streams. It also demonstrates the role of diversification in stabilising financial performance during a period of extreme volatility in a core operation.

SHOREHAM PORT SUPPORTS WIND ENERGY INNOVATION

As an Eco Port, Shoreham Port is enthusiastic about developments and innovation within the green energy sector and therefore always eager to support local initiatives and projects that aim to develop new ideas. When the Port were contacted by a team of enthusiastic mechanical engineers from Sussex University who have recently been developing a wind powered vehicle as part of their degree studies, the team were keen to learn more about how they could help.

Shoreham Port fund much needed bus shelters

Shoreham Port has a well-established Corporate Social Responsibility group which meets once a month to discuss donation requests, projects in the community and other ways the Port can benefit its valued stakeholders.

Most recently the Port funded the construction of two new bus shelters along the A259 to ensure that local residents are protected from the elements along an extremely exposed stretch of the road whilst waiting for a bus.

SUPPORTING WOMEN IN TRANSPORT EU PLATFORM FOR CHANGE

On behalf of the British Ports Association (BPA), Shoreham Port was pleased to attend the first meeting of The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) European HR network today. The meeting took place at ESPO in Brussels and brought together HR professionals of European ports that had travelled far and wide in order to exchange experience, best practice and share current concerns. 

SHOREHAM PORT BID FAREWELL TO LONGSTANDING EMPLOYEE

This month Shoreham Port bids farewell to Les Smith, who is retiring from his role as Engineering Operative (Maintenance) after a career spanning 33 years at the Port. Les joined Shoreham Port in 1985 where he began work within the Engineering team, working as part of the maintenance team, maintaining the Port’s infrastructure and joining the Port’s in-house dive team.

SUPPORTING WOMEN IN TRANSPORT EU PLATFORM FOR CHANGE

On behalf of the British Ports Association (BPA), Shoreham Port was pleased to attend the first meeting of The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) European HR network today. The meeting took place at ESPO in Brussels and brought together HR professionals of European ports that had travelled far and wide in order to exchange experience, best practice and share current concerns.

SHOREHAM PORT BID FAREWELL TO LONGSTANDING EMPLOYEE

This month Shoreham Port bids farewell to Les Smith, who is retiring from his role as Engineering Operative (Maintenance) after a career spanning 33 years at the Port. Les joined Shoreham Port in 1985 where he began work within the Engineering team, working as part of the maintenance team, maintaining the Port’s infrastructure and joining the Port’s in-house dive team.