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New report presents skills gaps in the maritime sector

The only part of the maritime sector with pressing short-term issues which hinder growth is the building side of the marine leisure sector, according to a new report by the UK Maritime Skills Commission (MSC).

British ports issue environmental case studies

The British Ports Association (BPA) published a comprehensive package of case studies of environmental good practice from dozens of UK ports. The BPA will be adding new stories to the pack over time as well as regularly highlighting individual case studies.

UK prepares for failure of a free trade deal with EU

UK will be comfortable with ending the talks on a free-trade deal with the EU, if they do not produce a result before an upcoming EU summit scheduled for October 15, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce Monday. 

Scotland’s ports capable to support offshore wind, new report finds

Scotland has good technical capability to support offshore wind port functions in some locations, but there is a significant risk that existing port capacity will be insufficient to support the offshore wind build-out rates required in Scottish waters to meet the UK-wide net-zero target, a new report by Crown Estate Scotland reveals. 

UK regulators publish new standards for maritime trade

The UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) issued a report that provides guidance on financial sanctions for those involved in areas that may be subject to UK financial sanctions restrictions, including the handling of goods.

UK reveals continued fall in COVID-19 offshore cases

The representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector, OGUK, will reflect on lessons learnt from the coronavirus pandemic as it reveals suspected COVID-19 cases offshore continue to decrease due to “effective industry-wide measures” to protect the sector.

UK oil industry calling for policy change in COVID testing

The UK oil and as industry has recently criticized the government for refusing to provide the means for COVID-19 testing on offshore platforms. This comes in light of the recent death of 227 oil workers at Petroleos Mexicanos, the highest toll of any company worldwide.

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