Delay-Hit Felixstowe Loses Another Service

by Alexander Whiteman (TheLoadstar) CMA CGM heaped further misery on the port of Felixstowe this week by announcing it would withdraw one of its services from the gateway. The Epic 1 rotation, which connects Northern Europe with the Indian subcontinent, will instead use London Gateway as its UK port of call. CMA CGM said: “In a continued effort to provide our … [Read more...]

Is It Time For The UK To Get Behind Offshore Wind?

by Phillip Inman (TheGuardian) Cancelling the planned new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point will be a huge victory for the offshore wind industry. The word from inside No 10 is not clear yet, but there are so many Tories, including the UK prime minister, unsettled by the prospect of the Chinese building a plant in Britain to an untested French design that the … [Read more...]

UK Opts to Maximize Offshore Oil Production Over Onshore Wind

By Alex Morales (Bloomberg) -- The U.K. aims to maximize domestic oil and gas production and curb the spread of onshore wind farms as the government leans toward maintaining energy security over cutting carbon emissions. The measures form part of an Energy Bill announced by Queen Elizabeth II in a speech to Parliament in London on Wednesday that outlines the first … [Read more...]

Record Three Tons of Cocaine Seized from North Sea Tug

More than three tons of cocaine has been found aboard an ocean going tug intercepted by UK forces in the North Sea last week, according to an update from the UK National Crime Agency (NCA). The seizure is believed to be biggest single seizure of illegal drugs in UK history, worth an estimated half a billion pounds, the NCA said. Working on intelligence supplied by the … [Read more...]

Workers Evacuated from North Sea Oil Platform After Ship Collision

Fifteen workers have been evacuated from a North Sea oil platform after a supply vessel collided with the facility Monday morning. The incident occurred at Apache Corporation's Forties Echo wellhead platform, located approximately 110 kilometers east-northeast of Aberdeen, Scotland on the UK Continental Shelf. According to reports, the supply vessel Sea Falcon was … [Read more...]