• 2018 March 21 11:47

    Port of Immingham and partners hosted Driving Safety Forward forum

    Last week, the UK’s largest port hosted the first Driving Safety Forward forum at their site in Immingham with support from partners, Highways England and Safer Roads Humber. The forum, which had been proposed by Port Manager for Grimsby and Immingham, Mark Frith, saw over 50 Managing Directors of haulage firms from across the region attend to find out how together, the companies were working towards making the roads across the country a safer place for drivers, both professional and public, ABP's press release said.

    “Since starting my position here in Immingham, my main focus has been to improve the safety on our roads. Around several thousand lorries a day start or end their journey with us on the port and we’re making it our mission to ensure that the drivers of these lorries are able to go home to their families at the end of their working day.” said Mark.

    “We know that the lorries who attend our port are helping us to fulfil our company ethos in Keeping Britain Trading. They are the ones who deliver fertiliser to local farms, food to supermarkets and building materials to the construction trade. On their travels, they will pass hundreds of thousands of other drivers and so by introducing these initiatives, we hope that the ripple effect will keep the general public safe too.”

    Starting with an introduction from ABP, the group were then invited to meet with the partnership agencies, who have agreed to work collaboratively with the port to help increase the likelihood of changes taking place.

    Richard Marshall, Regional Director of Highways England spoke to the group about their company approach to safety. He said: “In working together this partnership is helping to improve safety on our roads and encourage people to improve how they drive. This initiative will help improve safety not only in this area but can be exported and used as best practice for the many drivers who use our network.

    “Highways England is working with partners to promote the Driving for Better Business programme as well as other initiatives around tyre safety and vehicle checks and raise awareness of the unmarked HGV cab which is being used by police forces across the country."

    The initiatives, being led by ABP, were introduced to the group. These projects will see preventative measures being put in place to lessen the likelihood of incidents taking place on the roads, which may have been avoidable.

    Regular roadworthiness checks of wagons, will be conducted across the port and offered free of charge to the local haulage. For example, tyre tread readers will be installed at security entrances to the port, whereby it is hoped that this proactive approach will see traffic harm incidents decrease.

    Before leaving the forum, attendees were invited to commit to taking one of three safety pledges which would see them make improvements for their workforce, to better safety on the country’s roads.




2018 July 18

18:31 Naval Group posts H1 2018 performance results
18:00 BC Ferries announces sponsorship of the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre
17:36 DP World announces closing of Continental Warehousing Corporation (India) transaction
17:12 Marine Technics to participate in International Far East Maritime Show-2018
16:44 Oleg Bukin elected as Chairman of Tuapse Commercial Seaport BoD
16:23 Transocean and Chevron Australia ink 11-well contract
15:45 Stena Bulk positions itself in crude oil
15:19 Transocean announces 13-well contract for Transocean 712
14:57 AGCS issued Safety & Shipping Review 2018
14:43 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör kicks off the holiday traffic season without delay
14:18 Intermarine UK promotes Portland Port to Government minister
14:00 Szczecin to become the capital of Baltic seaports in September
13:31 OHT to order ULSTEIN-designed heavy lift transport and installation vessel
12:59 Ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście announce 12-pct increase of cargo handling in HI’18
12:22 Dorian LPG confirms receipt of director nominations from BW LPG
11:50 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in HI’18 fell by 3.1% Y-o-Y to 53.8 million tonnes
11:25 TTS Colibri 3D compensated crane passes FAT
11:03 Overseas Shipholding Group places order for cemical tanker duo with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
10:41 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant launches Svetlyak-class patrol boat Balaklava
10:32 Brent Crude futures price down 0.35% to $71.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.36% to $66.92
10:16 ICS encouraged by IMO progress on 2020 global sulphur cap implementation issues
09:59 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:40 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’18 grew by 2.8% Y-o-Y to 394.8 million tonnes (detalization)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,721 points

2018 July 17

18:24 North P&I Club and 24Vision ink partnership agreement
18:07 Lockheed Martin awarded Navy's contract worth more than $450 million in FMS funding for MMSC project
17:55 TransContainer announced its operating results for the second quarter and the first half of 2018
17:27 Equinor buys shares for use in the group's Share saving plan
17:11 Vigor Marine LLC gets Navy's contract for USNS Mercy mid-term availability
16:56 Okskaya Sudoverf puts into operation Belmax 4, fourth non-self-propelled barge of Project ROB20
16:34 Prosafe awarded important contract in Brazil
15:47 Orsted opts for Tekmar's CPS for Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm projects
15:28 Port of Rotterdam places a bee colony in the port area
14:44 Baltic Ports Conference 2018 will focus on financing, economy and energy supply
14:23 Jan De Nul launches ultra-low emission vessel Diogo Cão in China
13:41 Severnaya Verf will lay down a longline factory vessel Gandvik-1 on July 20
13:16 Tidewater and GulfMark to combine to create global offshore leader
12:48 Containership MOL Truth earned 'Ship of the Year 2017'
12:19 15,000 TEU container ship “Afif” named in London Gateway
11:27 Huntington Ingalls begins post-delivery work on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
11:17 Boskalis secures contract of total value of $65 million
10:53 Fuel oil prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:29 ABS to class FSRU for Turkey’s oil and gas distributor
10:00 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $72.04, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.01% to $67.06
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,695 points

2018 July 16

18:31 APL adds port calls to West Asia Express Service
18:16 Diana Shipping announces signing and drawdown of a US$75M Term Loan Facility with BNP Paribas
17:55 Director Kopczynska addresses WMU students and faculty on maritime Europe
17:40 Great Lakes announces receipt of $70 million San Jacinto award
17:33 Bollinger Shipyards commits USCG icebreaker program to Florida
17:31 New vehicle terminal announced at the Port of Southampton
17:18 Hapag-Lloyd hikes rates for East Asia-Arabian Gulf trade
17:08 ING Bank signed a USD 80 million syndicated loan agreement with NIBULON
16:43 Minimum training standards for fishers under review
16:25 USCG rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island
16:20 Port of Antwerp sets new records with best half year ever
15:56 Freeport of Riga showed good growth in the first half of 2018
15:32 Maersk Drilling secures two contract extensions in the North Sea
15:19 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 3.6% to 9.88 million TEUs in Jan-June’18
15:03 Van Oord will acquire MPI Offshore