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Port, harbour or terminal – What’s the difference?

Port, harbour or terminal – What’s the difference?

If you are relatively new to the maritime industry then you might be understandably confused by the various terminologies. This is never truer than when it comes to harbour, port, and terminal, three words which might essentially mean the same thing to many. There is,...
A guide to the top 5 major UK shipping ports

A guide to the top 5 major UK shipping ports

Given that the UK shipping port industry accounts for around 95% of all the country’s import and exports, you may be surprised to learn that there are only around 120 commercial ports currently operating in the UK. Around 500 million tonnes of cargo pass through these...
How to get involved in the maritime industry

How to get involved in the maritime industry

The maritime industry is one of the most lucrative in the world and it’s no wonder given that 90% of everything we consume is brought to us by container ship, some of which can carry up to 18,000 containers carrying everything from clothes and electronics to food. Why...
The growth of the superyacht industry

The growth of the superyacht industry

There are quite literally thousands of superyachts currently populating the world’s seas and harbours and with more Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) individuals today than ever before, that number looks set to only increase in coming years. Defined as any yacht over 100...
5 top tips for improving maritime safety

5 top tips for improving maritime safety

According to a review conducted by insurance provider Allianz, human error accounts for 75% of the 15,000+ marine insurance claims filed over the last five years. Overall, this adds up to over $1.6 billion in claims. There is a definite move towards automation in the...
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