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Livestock season comes to an end

25th October, 2006

The new livestock lairage facility at Lerwick Port Authority’s Holmsgarth facility has seen a steady season draw to a close with the “Zebu Express” making her last call to Lerwick for stock on 20 October 2006.

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Lerwick Harbour attracts more vessels

19th October, 2006

A continuing increase in oil-related activity at Lerwick Harbour is reflected in vessel traffic figures for the first nine months of 2006, with the number of offshore industry ships up 16% at 307 and the tonnage up 2.1% at 801,951 gross tonnes, compared to same period last year.

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Another busy cruise season at Lerwick Harbour

7th September, 2006

Bookings up for coming year. Lerwick Harbour’s role as a leading Scottish port-of-call for cruise ships has been reinforced by another successful season and the bookings taken already for next year.

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Lerwick Port Authority updates Strategy & Business plan

2nd August, 2006

Lerwick Port Authority has published a 10-point action plan designed to meet its immediate strategic objectives for the harbour over the current two-year period.

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Sectoral trends reflected in half-year figures

27th July, 2006

Lerwick Harbour continued to attract more passenger traffic in the first half of this year which also saw the trends in increasing white fish landings and offshore oil-related activity sustained.

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Setting sail for Lerwick Harbour

8th June, 2006

International events contributing to busy season

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Lerwick Port Authority powers up for larger vessels

31st May, 2006

New pilotboat/tug to enter service. Lerwick Port Authority’s powerful new pilotboat/tug is expected to arrive at the Shetland port on Monday 5 June.

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Strong first quarter performances at Lerwick Harbour

27th April, 2006

The high level of oil-related activity in northern UK waters continues to be reflected in shipping operations at Lerwick Harbour where the sector showed further increase in the first quarter of this year.

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First Cruise Ship of busy season due at Lerwick

20th April, 2006

The first cruise ship of 2006 is due into Lerwick Harbour this weekend at the start of another busy season for the Shetland port.

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All Aboard for The Tall Ships’ Races 2006

10th April, 2006

Seven young adults from Shetland are all set for the adventure of a lifetime this summer, having been selected last weekend to take part in The Tall Ships’ Races 2006.

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Sponsorship for Eco Car

30th March, 2006

Lerwick Port Authority recently awarded the innovative pureSHETLAND Eco Car project sponsorship of £3,000 towards its attempt in this years Shell Eco Marathon.

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Port Authority flying Shetland Flag at cruise industry's largest convention

9th March, 2006

Lerwick Port Authority is again targeting the annual Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention as part of its programme to attract more cruise vessels and thousands of passengers to Shetland.

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More passengers heading for the Shetland Islands

15th February, 2006

Lerwick – the port with a place in the history of cruising! Britain’s “Top Port” of Lerwick, lying at 60° north, is expecting up to a 50% rise in the number of cruise passengers arriving this summer to enjoy the many attractions of the scenic Shetland Islands.

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Adventurous sailors sought for tall ships' races 2006 challenge

31st January, 2006

Six young adults from Shetland could have the trip of a lifetime by taking part in selected legs of The Tall Ships’ Races 2006 thanks to a joint project supported by Lerwick Port Authority, Shetland Islands Council and The Swan Trust.

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Further expansion of yachting facilities at Lerwick

4th January, 2006

£150,000 pontoon project at Shetland port.

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