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Friday, August 14, 2020

Shoreham Port News

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Shoreham Port Appoints Willis as Chief Executive

Shoreham Port has appointed Tom Willis as Chief Executive following the departure of Rodney Lunn, who left the port in mid-December of last year.Willis previously worked with Heathrow Airport for 8 years, joining the organisation during the exciting time of the 2012 London Olympic Games to become Operations Director at the Airport, and later on Security Director, accountable for the protection of 75 million passengers per year. Prior to this, Willis spent 13 years with Royal Mail, joining via their graduate program and working his way to Operations Director South East England.

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Port "Wears it Pink" for Breast Cancer

The Shoreham Port team are donning their favorite pink items and taking part in an office bake sale today in support of Wear it Pink, the annual fundraising day that raises money for Breast Cancer Now. Staff across the Port’s two offices are raising money which will be match funded by the Port.Breast Cancer Now, which merged with Breast Cancer Care earlier in the year to create the UK’s first comprehensive breast cancer charity, works to support and fund nearly 450 of the world’s…

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Shoreham Welcomes Maiden Barrett Cargo

UK's cargo handling port on the South Coast Shoreham Port has welcome the first shipment of steel to the Barrett Steel site, following the assignment of the lease for the steel premises at the Port.Barrett Steel, who are the largest independent steel stockholder in the UK, had their first cargo vessel arrive at the Port, it said.Dave Bunker, General Manager Operations at Shoreham Port said “The vessel MV Jevenau arrived Sunday carrying 878 bundles of steel sheet piles weighing 3…

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Shoreham Port Welcomes Sea Cadets

Sea Cadets from the Netherlands and Belgium recently enjoyed a visit to Shoreham Port while on a celebratory trip to the South Coast of England. Travelling aboard the TS Zeefakkel, the party arrived at the Port having visited Southend-On-Sea and the Isle of Wight during their 2-week round trip. The group’s visit to the UK was organized in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Zeekadetkorps (Sea Cadets Corps) in the Dutch Town of Hellevoetsluis, located to the south of Rotterdam.

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SMS Group expands into Shoreham Port

The SMS Group, a Southampton, UK-based ship repairers and marine engineering services provider, has partnered with the Shoreham Port Authority to provide dedicated alongside ship repair wharfage, and to increase awareness of its Adur dry dock facility.SMS works in the commercial marine, defense and superyacht sectors. The business also operates, in-house, a diving and sub-surface marine engineering division.This partnership expands on the existing relationship with Shoreham Port…

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Shoreham Port: EcoPort Status for 6th Year

Shoreham Port has been re-certified as an EcoPort this month, six years after its initial Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification was awarded in 2013. Presented by the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) the PERS accreditation means that Shoreham Port continues to be a member of the EcoPorts network, the main environmental initiative of the European port sector. Shoreham Port is one of only two PERS accredited ports in the UK, and one of twelve UK ports who hold EcoPort status.The aim of EcoPorts is to increase awareness about environmental challenges…

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Seabed Leveling Completed at Newhaven

Tug masters from Shoreham Port’s marine team have been carrying out vital seabed leveling works in nearby Newhaven Port this week. Bed leveling is one of the many services the port offer, alongside diving, crew changing and operational services.Seabed leveling is a modern-day dredging technique used in ports and harbors, by which a plough is towed behind a tugboat along the seabed to level high spots and ridges, moving the material to nearby low spots. The plough is fitted with teeth to cut into the seabed material and is very efficient in moving materials such as clay…

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Shoreham Port Prepares for New Leadership

After a decade of service at Shoreham Port, Rodney Lunn the Chief Executive has decided that he intends to leave the Port at the end of the year. This creates a rare opportunity for new leadership at Shoreham Port. Lunn will remain in his current position until December, allowing ample time for a successor to be appointed.During his tenure, Shoreham Port has seen a 75% growth in revenue from $10 million to $18 million, through a focused diversification of business and a relentless drive for continuous improvement.

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UK's Shoreham Welcomes Home Registered Vessel

Shoreham Port UK, claimed to be UK's number 1 scallop port, welcome home registered fishing vessel ‘Flowing Stream’ following a significant refit that began in the spring of 2018.Originally built in the year 2000, the vessel was flagged in from Belgium where it was previously registered to be renovated and renewed to bring it up to new vessel standards. Flowing Stream will join a long line of fishing vessels registered at Shoreham Port that date back to the 13th Century.Flowing Stream is one of the many scalloping vessels that regularly land in the Port each year…

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Shoreham Welcomes Home Registered Vessel

The fishing vessel ‘Flowing Stream’ has recently chosen a new home at Shoreham Port following a significant refit that began in the spring of 2018. Originally built in the year 2000, the vessel was flagged in from Belgium where it was previously registered to be renovated and renewed to bring it up to new vessel standards. Flowing Stream will join a long line of fishing vessels registered at Shoreham Port that date back to the 13th Century.Flowing Stream is one of the many scalloping vessels that regularly land in the Port each year…

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Shoreman Port Announces Changes in Board

Shoreham Port bid farewell to Stuart Nicholls, who has been on the Board for six years. Nicholls joined the Board in January 2013, with more than 25 years of experience in shipping and marine services. In 2016 Stuart chaired a new subcommittee of the Board – the Compliance Committee. His maritime and safety expertise made Nicholls the ideal candidate to lead this Committee and to question and challenge the Port’s safety culture.Replacing Nicholls, Shoreham Port welcomes Sir Alan Massey to the Board.

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British Ports Chairman Steps Down

Shoreham Port’s Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn stood down as Chair of the British Ports Association (BPA), at their Annual General Meeting on yesterday after a two-year term. Rodney had been the Vice Chair of the BPA for two years prior to taking on the role of Chair in 2016. During his time as Chair, Rodney has been proactive in addressing key issues facing the ports industry. This has included developing good governance principles across the sector. Rodney has also championed for investment in the transport network, despite difficult times for public funding.

We fully support the need for greater diversity in the sector and the creation of the Women in Transport platform is a much needed first step as a catalyst for change Photo courtesy Shoreham Port

Supporting Women in Transport EU Platform for change

On behalf of the British Ports Association (BPA), Shoreham Port attended the first meeting of The European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) European HR network today. The meeting took place at ESPO in Brussels and brought together HR professionals of European ports that had travelled far and wide in order to exchange experience, best practice and share current concerns. The European network has been established following a European Commission initiative that was introduced at the end of 2017, to set up a high-level network ‘Women in Transport – EU platform for change’.

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Shoreham Port supporting Women in Maritime

Shoreham Port is part of a high-level Taskforce, established by Maritime UK, to work collaboratively with other businesses in the industry to promote women in the maritime sector. The first meeting took place on 21st February in London and was very well attended. The Taskforce aims to identify practical steps to increase the number of women in the industry and is committed to addressing fairness, equality and inclusion within the sector. The UK Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP joined the first meeting, demonstrating government support for the initiative.

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Women in Maritime: New UK Taskforce Established

Setting out to increase fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime sector, Maritime UK has established a Women in Maritime Taskforce, a move welcomed by the U.K.’s new Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP. “I am delighted to see Maritime UK taking action to attract more women into our maritime industries, and I welcome this taskforce as an important first step,” said Ghani, who is only the second woman to hold the Department for Transport portfolio for the U.K.’s £40 billion maritime sector.

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EU Ports Achieve Environmental Certification

The Port of Barcelona (Spain), Port Authority of Melilla (Spain), Niedersachsen Ports Emden (Germany), Shannon Foynes Ports Company (Ireland) and Shoreham Port Authority (U.K.) have achieved Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification, announced the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO). PERS, the port sector specific environmental management standard, is the flagship product of the EcoPorts network and is offered as part of the ESPO services to its members through the EcoPorts website.

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British Ports Promote Workforce Diversity

The British Ports Association (BPA) has established a new Human Resources and Employment Network which met for the first time last week in London. The group has identified some key areas on which it will focus. The initial meeting brought together HR managers and specialists from BPA member ports and discussed topics including diversity at all levels of the ports sector, apprenticeships, benchmarking, attracting talent and employment law. The U.K. ports sector employs around 118,000 people in a wide range of roles and is highly productive.

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Shoreham Port's Davies Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

On Friday 11th November, the Adur and Worthing Business Awards took place, to celebrate business excellence within the local area and to give local businesses the chance to nominate fellow colleagues and other businesses for numerous categories of awards. The awards are in their sixth successful year with categories to suit all kinds of businesses from start-ups to large companies. As a Trust Port, the Port was eager to be a part of the event to celebrate the successes of the local business community.

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Shoreham Port Prioritises Training Staff in First Aid

Ports can be dangerous places to work in and this is why Shoreham Port is dedicated to taking its first aid responsibilities seriously. In such a fast paced working environment it is important to have trained staff available across the Port to ensure help is never too far away, should an incident occur. First Aid is a core skill that the Port encourages all staff to develop. Currently over 65% of the Ports work force are trained in First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid Training, with this figure set to increase to around 75% by the end of 2016.