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Lerwick Port Authority to upgrade ro/ro infrastructure

17th December, 2009

Improved berthing and increased capacity for ferries.

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Sectoral variations in activity at Lerwick Harbour

28th October, 2009

Various factors continue to influence activity levels at Lerwick Harbour, with vessel and passenger numbers up this year, while cargo handled and fish landings have fallen.

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Lerwick Celebrates Dredging Project Inauguration

16th October, 2009

Around 60 guests attended a ceremony on Tuesday 13 October 2009 to mark the official inauguration of Lerwick Port Authority’s 2008 dredging & land reclamation project.

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A new era for Lerwick Harbour

13th October, 2009

Transport Minister inaugurates dredging project creating new opportunities

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Lerwick expecting another busy cruise season next year

14th September, 2009

Lerwick Harbour is expecting another busy cruise season next year after a highly successful 2009 during which a number of milestones were achieved. More than 40 cruise ships so far are expected to visit the Shetland port in 2010.

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Deep-Water Locations

11th September, 2009

Lerwick Port Authority’s latest Bulletin on deep-water locations in the port is now available.

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Lerwick Celebrates 1,000th Cruise Ship

7th August, 2009

Passengers onboard the cruise ship Boudicca received a rousing Shetland welcome as she arrived at Lerwick at midday on Sunday 2 August 2009.

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Sail Trainees ready to set Sail

7th August, 2009

Following a healthy number of applications to take part in this year’s Sail training scheme, eight young adults from across Shetland have been selected by Sail Training Shetland to participate in the Association of Sail Training Organisations Small Ships’ Race from Greenock to Belfast.

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Lerwick Harbour to celebrate 1000th Cruise Ship

27th July, 2009

Lerwick Harbour will achieve another nautical milestone this weekend, with the arrival of the 1,000th cruise ship since the first was noted in the official records of the Shetland port.

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Passenger traffic positive in a half-year of mixed fortunes

23rd July, 2009

Travel and tourism made an increasing contribution to activity at Lerwick Harbour in the first half of this year, with the number of passengers using the Shetland port increasing by 8.5% to 56,008, compared with the same six-month period in 2008.

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“Black Prince” passengers treated to ‘VIking' farewell

20th June, 2009

Passengers onboard Black Prince were treated to a real Viking send off in Shetland as the ship left the Port of Lerwick on Friday 19 June.

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International Yacht events at Lerwick

10th June, 2009

In two weeks time, about 50 international yachts will be competing in a Race to Lerwick.

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First Cruise Ship due at Lerwick in another busy season

12th May, 2009

The first cruise ship of the year is due to berth at Lerwick Harbour on Thursday (14 May) at the start of a busy visitor season for the Shetland port.

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Deep Water Bulletin - May 2009

6th May, 2009

Lerwick Harbour is one of the principal deepwater ports in the northern North Sea,with a long history of servicing the fishing and offshore oil and gas industries.

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Sail Training Shetland to deliver Sail Training opportunities for young people

1st May, 2009

A new organisation, Sail Training Shetland has been formed to provide local sail training opportunities for young people.

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Mixed fortunes at Lerwick Harbour in first quarter

28th April, 2009

Increased passenger numbers, higher white fish landings, lower oil prices and refit programmes were among factors contributing to mixed fortunes for Lerwick Harbour in the first quarter of this year.

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Changes in shareholding of SFP (Shetland Fish Products) Limited

9th March, 2009

Shetland Fish Products, the company owning and operating the fishmeal and fish oil plant at Heogan on Bressay, Shetland, is now wholly owned by Shetland shareholders.

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Yacht crews lining up for Lerwick!

18th February, 2009

Yachting crews around the North Sea are already turning their attention in record numbers to visiting Shetland this summer.

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Lerwick Harbour records another busy year

9th February, 2009

Annual figures show an increase in cargo, vessels and fish landings for Lerwick Harbour.

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Lerwick cruising to a special season

4th February, 2009

Lerwick is set for a cruise season to celebrate, with the Shetland port on course to achieve a number of special milestones this summer.

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New Deputy Harbour Master

18th January, 2009

Lerwick Port Authority's new Deputy Harbour Master Onboard

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Increased capacity for fish landings at Lerwick Harbour With opening of market extension

12th January, 2009

An extension to Lerwick’s fishmarket has been successfully brought into operation to help handle higher landings at the Shetland port and in anticipation of increased tonnages of cod.

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