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24 June 2021

Helen Stephen - Business Development Director & Secretary to the CMG & PTG Councils

SMI is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Stephen as the new Director for the CMG and PTG Councils.

UK-OMANI SHIP REPAIR JOINT VENTURE COMPLETES HMS MONTROSE SUPPORT PERIOD IN OMAN
12 January 2021

UK-OMANI SHIP REPAIR JOINT VENTURE COMPLETES HMS MONTROSE SUPPORT PERIOD IN OMAN

Duqm Naval Dockyard (DND), the Joint Venture between Babcock International and the Oman Drydock Company (ODC), has successfully completed a four week fleet time support programme (FTSP) for the UK Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose. The maintenance period enabled the DND team to complete essential...

British Ports Association: statement on global container congestion affecting UK ports
16 December 2020

British Ports Association: statement on global container congestion affecting UK ports

Following several days of media interest in congestion affecting some UK ports, Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the British Ports Association said: We are seeing a big increase in traffic which is now cascading across the wider ports industry. However, in general the sector is...

Marine Project Development through the Covid Pandemic
1 December 2020

Marine Project Development through the Covid Pandemic

Lockdown came to Beckett Rankine's vibrant central London office in March with all engineers working flat out on a wide range of maritime projects, some of which we had only just re-started following last year's political and Brexit uncertainties. Almost overnight, all staff moved to working from...

Current Trends in Shipping Webinar
30 November 2020

Current Trends in Shipping Webinar

This webinar discussed the current trends in Shipping Markets.  Richard Greiner presented the latest details from the BDO Shipping Confidence Survey.  Trevor Crowe of Clarksons gave a valuable insight into the current market conditions and the BPA will...

Westeam Announced as New Italian Partner for Floating Dock Refit
23 November 2020

Westeam Announced as New Italian Partner for Floating Dock Refit

Working with our new Italian partner, Westeam Srl, we have secured a floating dock refit project win with the Fincantieri Group, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups with twenty shipyards across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Requiring very short delivery lead times, we were...

Ports welcome freeports milestone amid growing calls for the opportunities to be made available to all regions
18 November 2020

Ports welcome freeports milestone amid growing calls for the opportunities to be made available to all regions

The British Ports Association has welcomed the launch of the bidding process and the publication of the bidding prospectus for Freeports in England. The BPA have been promoting a port zoning economic vision that supports regional growth and prosperity akin to the Freeports strategy for...

British Ports Association examines the future of aerial drone activity in UK ports
9 November 2020

British Ports Association examines the future of aerial drone activity in UK ports

Using an aerial drone to deliver light-weight parcels to ships, survey port infrastructure and ships, enhance search and rescue missions, and for additional security enforcement may be coming sooner than you realise for UK's maritime sector. The British Ports Association has been looking at...

BPA Urges Government not to let Devolved Administrations Fall Behind on Freeports
9 November 2020

BPA Urges Government not to let Devolved Administrations Fall Behind on Freeports

Ahead of the anticipated launch of the Freeports bidding process this month, the British Ports Association (BPA) has today written to Ministers across the UK responsible for the deployment of Freeports, urging that Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish ports are not left behind. In...

BMT named Australasia’s Most Innovative Company
12 October 2020

BMT named Australasia’s Most Innovative Company

Thanks to BMT’s impressive innovation program and world-class flood modelling software, ‘TUFLOW’, the regional business secures The Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Company award in Australia and New Zealand for 2020 - a recognition that reflects on the long-term...

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