In fact, it is said that if driverless HGVs were to replace much of the UK’s conventional lorry and container transport within a generation, they would transform the way the RORO market works in Great Britain.
Speaking at a UK-Africa investment summit in London, the UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced that the government will no longer finance coal-mining and coal-fueled power stations in developing countries, in the wake of the adverse effects brought by climate change.
The most popular underwater shipwreck, “RMS Titanic” will be from now on protected under the international treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States. According to the U.K.’s Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani, both sides passed legislation which allows them to grant or deny licenses to enter the hulls of the wreckage and remove artifacts found outside.
The North P&I Club recently published a report focusing on the gender pay gap issue. Specifically, the report reminds how important is to have the right processes, values, behaviours and a supportive infrastructure in place for everyone that want to success.
Royal Navy and Royal Marines around UK celebrated the 20 years anniversary since the lifting of the ban on LGBT men and women serving in the armed forces. Naval bases and Royal Marines units, flied rainbow flags from their main base, while sailors attended a House of Commons reception and Portsmouth’s Naval Base headquarters lit up in colors to mark the anniversary.
Hutchison Ports’ Port of Felixstowe, in the UK, upgraded its roll on – roll off facilities, with the new connection being the 36th daily service from the UK’s largest container port. This new upgrade will enable the port to accommodate larger ro/ro vessels and enhance the efficiency of vessel operations.
The UK offshore industry should commit to clear measurable greenhouse gas targets, with real progress on methane, was the key message of the Chairman of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) while addressing a group of senior industry leaders in Aberdeen on 15 January.
The Scottish Government and Crown Estate Scotland have reached an agreement aiming to increase the number of offshore wind contracts staying in Scotland. Under the deal, offshore wind developers will have to agree on supply-chain commitments when applying for offshore wind leases.
The UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) announced the first wave of £4 million funding, aiming to revolutionise the way warships make decisions and process thousands of strands of intelligence and data by using Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Royal Navy is planning to launch unmanned mine hunters and survey technology. Namely, a specialist autonomous kit has now been handed over into military service and will start live operations from March.
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