UK Shipping Sector Risks Sinking Fortunes if ‘Brexit’ Prevails

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) - If Britain votes to leave the European Union, the country's shipping sector faces years of disruption as trade agreements get reworked and currency volatility leads to higher costs at a time when the industry is battling its worst global downturn. Shipping contributes some 10 billion pounds ($14.2 billion) annually to the UK … [Read more...]

Bigger Ships Calling at Port of London

The Port of London says more larger ships than ever called at the port in 2015, helping the total tonnage of cargo handled at Thames terminals climb to 45.4 million tonnes, a 2% increase compared to 2014. “Last year a number of operators introduced new, bigger ships and records were broken," commented PLA chief executive, Robin Mortimer, on the positive results. "The record … [Read more...]

London International Shipping Week Kicks Off With LSE Opening

  London International Shipping Week was kicked off Monday with the opening of the London Stock Exchange Monday by Shipping Minister Robert Goodwill MP and Commodore Richard W Dorey MA RFA, among others. LISW is being called the ‘must attend’ event of 2015, with over 100 industry functions and networking opportunities spanning all sectors of the international … [Read more...]

BBC Broadcaster Emily Maitlis to Moderate London International Shipping Week Flagship Conference

London International Shipping Week 2015 (LISW15) is delighted to announce that Emily Maitlis, Presenter of BBC Newsnight and the News Channel, is to moderate the official LISW15 flagship conference, taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday September 10. The internationally-acclaimed journalist and broadcaster will bring her forthright and engaging style to … [Read more...]

Watch: London-bound Aboard Mark Prior Parts 3 and 4 – Shipping TV

Here’s part 3 and 4 of a four part series by Shipping TV’s Chris Gosling. Chris is usually in the port of Felixstowe aboard some of the world’s biggest ships or the tugs that maneuver them, but in this series he brings it back to basics aboard the 1969-built 295 dwt sand barge, Mark Prior, on its daily round trip up the River Thames to Deptford Creek. Part 3 includes a pass … [Read more...]