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Lerwick Port Authority's updated strategy reinforces confidence in the future

16th December, 2008

Lerwick Port Authority is strongly positioned for the future, backed by an updated Strategy & Business Plan which includes further development of facilities and services.

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Increase in fish and cargo handled at Lerwick Harbour

29th October, 2008

An increase in fishing vessels using Lerwick Harbour was the largest single factor behind an 11.4% rise to 4,256 in arrivals at the Shetland port in the first nine months of this year, compared with the same period in 2007.

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Lerwick Port Authority achieves enviromental standard

21st October, 2008

Lerwick Port Authority has achieved a key goal in its Strategy & Business Plan by gaining certification to the internationally-recognised Environmental Standard, BS EN ISO 14001:2004.

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Lerwick Cruise Ship Season To End With New Record

18th September, 2008

With the largest cruise ship yet to call at Lerwick Harbour due tomorrow (Friday, 19 September), the port will end the 2008 season on a high and on course for nautical milestones next year.

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Dredging project reaches significant stage

11th September, 2008

Lerwick Port Authority’s £12 million dredging project has reached a significant stage. The dredging phase is almost complete and some dredging plant will leave Lerwick in the next few days.

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Tall Ships' Trainees Return

6th August, 2008

The first race of the 2008 Tall Ships Races ended in Måløy last weekend with five young Shetlanders aboard the first placed Class “A” Tall Ship, Christian Radich.

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Significant increases in cargo and vessels at Lerwick Harbour in busy six months

31st July, 2008

Lerwick Harbour attracted increased traffic in the first half of 2008, with rises in cargo handled, fish landed and the number of vessel arrivals up by 17.6%, compared with the same period last year.

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Election Of Board Members – Business Ratepayers Section

1st July, 2008

Three Members have been appointed to the Board of Lerwick Port Authority following an election in the Business Ratepayers Section.

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Young Sail Trainees ready for Tall Ships' Races

17th June, 2008

Five young adults from Shetland are set for an exciting maritime adventure this summer, having been selected to take part in the 2008 Tall Ships’ Races.

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First phase of dredging nearly complete

4th June, 2008

The first phase of the current dredging project in Lerwick Harbour is nearing completion. Westminster Dredging Company’s suction dredger Waterway will leave Lerwick today (Wednesday 4 June 2008) after having removed close to 400,000 cubic metres of seabed.

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Dredging underway on major project at Lerwick Harbour

8th May, 2008

The trailer suction hopper dredger, Waterway (see photograph) is carrying out the first phase of a £12 million project to deepen and widen access to the Shetland port and reclaim land for new development opportunities.

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Dredging underway on major project at Lerwick Harbour

8th May, 2008

The trailer suction hopper dredger, Waterway (see photograph) is carrying out the first phase of a £12 million project to deepen and widen access to the Shetland port and reclaim land for new development opportunities.

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International events to highlight Lerwick's popularity with yacht crews

6th May, 2008

Lerwick’s popularity with yachting enthusiasts in North-west Europe will be highlighted again next month when participants in two leading North Sea events sail into the Shetland port.

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Increased activity at Lerwick Harbour in first quarter

30th April, 2008

Lerwick Harbour saw a significant increase in fishing industry activity in the first quarter of this year, with landings totalling 53,098 tonnes, valued at £26.8 million - up 17% on volume and 23% on value on the same period in 2007.

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Keen sailors sought for tall ships' races 2008

23rd April, 2008

Four young adults from Shetland are being given the opportunity to take part in The Tall Ships’ Races 2008, courtesy of a joint project supported by Shetland Islands Council, Lerwick Port Authority, and The Swan Trust.

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Setting Cruise Ship records at Lerwick

26th February, 2008

Lerwick Harbour is set to rewrite the port’s record book, with the largest cruise ship yet scheduled to visit the Shetland Islands port later this year – and the record already due to be broken twice in the 2009 season.

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Increase in cargoes handled at Lerwick Harbour

31st January, 2008

Cargo handled at Lerwick Harbour increased last year to 864,735 tonnes, up 4.2% on 2004, due mainly to a continuing upturn in oil-related activity at the Shetland port. The upturn was also reflected in oil-related vessel movements, with arrivals up 46% at 366, and in the tonnage of shipping in the sector, up 72% to 1.1 million gross tonnes.

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Increase in cargo at Lerwick Harbour

31st January, 2008

Upturn in 2007 reinforces commitment to future development

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