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William Bligh Lecture RAF Wyton Thursday 19th June 2014

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Fairway titles

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Paul Boissier Talk 21-11-2013

COLREGS - Paul Boissier talks about Yachts and Big Ships: For How Long Should a Yacht Stand On ?

RIN Questionnaire 2013

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The sun compass revisited

The sun compass revisited

GLAs install eLoran across seven ports

The General Lighthouse Authories have announced the installation of eLoran in seven ports across the UK.

UK port freight up


Total freight traffic through UK ports in 2011 increased by 1.5% over that in 2010.

Points to note are that:
- in 2011, total freight traffic through UK ports was 520 million tonnes (Mt) - an increase of 1.5% on 2010, but still 11% below that of 2005.
- compared with 2010, inwards traffic increased by 5% to 328 Mt - but outwards traffic decreased by 4% to 192 Mt
- Grimsby / Immingham remained the UK’s leading port in 2011, handling 57 Mt (11% of UK traffic), followed by London and Milford Haven, both with 49 Mt (9%) and Southampton with 38 Mt (7%)
- in 2011, total unitised traffic - containers and roll-on/roll-off (roro) traffic - through UK major ports was 21.4 million units, a decrease of 1.4% on 2010
- Dover - the top UK port for roro freight - handled 2.05 million roro main freight units (road goods vehicles, unaccompanied trailers and shipborne port-to-port trailers)
- Felixstowe was the UK’s largest container port, handling 1.98 million containers

Details from the DfT below.

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