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Shipping moves 95% of the UK’s international trade. Photo courtesy Port of Felixstowe

Shipping moves 95% of the UK’s international trade. Photo courtesy Port of Felixstowe

Funding will determine building of French canal
The building of a canal linking Paris to Northern European harbours will depend on obtaining funding, the French government has declared. 18 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Garden Bridge project and contracts terminated
Plans for a Garden Bridge over the River Thames have been scrapped and all existing contracts terminated. 17 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Boskalis acquires Gardline
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has announced that it has acquired all the shares of the Gardline Group. 16 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
‘HMS Queen Elizabeth’ makes debut in Portsmouth
Britain's future naval flagship ‘HMS Queen Elizabeth’ sailed into her home port of Portsmouth for the first time today. 16 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Offshore vessel arrives in Shetland for decommissioning
A new Shetland decommissioning facility has received what is believed to be first major North Sea floating production vessel to be disposed of in Scotland. 15 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Showcase to promote the Humber at International Shipping Week
The Humber’s opportunities will be promoted to around 15,000 industry professionals at London International Shipping Week for the first time. 15 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
‘Bouncing bombs’ located and recovered
A specialised piece of underwater scanning equipment has been used to locate and identify WW2 ‘bouncing bombs’ in a Scottish loch, similar to the Barnes Wallis bouncing bombs used in the Dambusters raid. 15 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Pile lifting tool to be deployed on Horns Rev 3 windfarm
Houlder’s lifting equipment will be deployed for the installation of Vattenfall’s Horns Rev 3 windfarm off the coast of Denmark. 15 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Exploiting the advantages of being energy independent
Shippers are exploring wind and solar power as they strive to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by becoming more energy independent. 14 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
New CEO at Alphatron
Mr. Bart Brom 55 will be appointed as the CEO of integrated vessel bridge specialist company Alphatron Marine Group in Rotterdam in January 2018. 08 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Iceni vessels chartered to support gravity foundation demonstrator
UK vessel operator Iceni Marine Services is supporting Strukton Immersion Projects B.V over the summer at the Blyth Demonstrator project with two of their most experienced vessels, Iceni Spirit and Iceni Courage. 08 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Pull-in contract
CWind, a UK-headquartered provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has announced that it has been successfully awarded a contract to deliver all cable pull-in services for 66 offshore wind turbines and one offshore substation at Merkur Offshore Wind Farm, which is currently being constructed 45km from the island of Borkum in the German North Sea. 08 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Search for missing men in Shoreham suspended
A search for two missing men in the sea in the Shoreham area has been suspended, pending further information. 07 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
First Seacat charter for UK windfarm
A highly versatile catamaran has been chartered by Galloper Wind Farm Ltd to help the operator meet the logistical requirements for its new UK windfarm. 03 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Paul Hickinbotham appointed Dometic product manager
Paul Hickinbotham will drive product innovation and customer responsiveness as marine HVAC specialist Dometic’s EMEA Marine product manager. 03 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
GB£1.5m OWA drives offshore wind cost reduction
A GB£1.5m investment by the Scottish Government into an offshore wind programme will help to reduce the cost of wind energy. 02 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Europe adds 6.1 GW of wind energy capacity
Europe has added 6.1 GW of extra wind energy capacity in the first half of 2017 putting it on course for a bumper year for installations, albeit mainly in Germany, the UK and France. 02 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Harren & Partner acquires SAL Heavy Lift
Germany-based Harren & Partner has acquired German carrier SAL Heavy Lift from Japanese-owned “K” Line. 28 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sub-IMO vessel workshops
A series of three one day NEXT GENERATION Workshops covering safety, fast vessel procurement and shock mitigation related subjects are being held back to back at the Grand Harbour Southampton, UK on 24, 25, 26 October 2017. 27 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Scour protection load
Jan De Nul Group’s fall pipe vessel ‘Simon Stevin’ recently arrived at the Visnes Eklogitt quarry in Norway to load and transport a first batch of 32,000 tonnes of rock to the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in Germany. 26 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal