by tocle on May 24th, 2013 - Comments Off
A&P Falmouth was delighted to welcome the Jipro Isis to Falmouth for docking this week – work won against stiff competition from European shipyards.
This is the first vessel to dock for new customer Iino Marine Services Busan Co Ltd of Busan, Korea. Iino Marine, established in 1974, manages 60 vessels, mostly comprising of chemical, LNG and LPG tankers as well as bulkers.
The 37,946 dwt oil chemical carrier is 175m long with a 28m beam and was built in 2008 in Korea. Work will include hull preparation and painting and main engine work.
by tocle on May 23rd, 2013 - Comments Off
A local wind farm at Carland Cross in Cornwall is being repowered and the export of all its existing 15 wind turbines is being undertaken by A&P Falmouth.
The turbines which stand 37 metres high and weigh 50 tonnes each are being delivered to Falmouth Docks over a two week period and A&P Falmouth will export them in June to their new home in Lithuania.
by tocle on May 10th, 2013 - Comments Off
Three cruise ships get the Falmouth cruise season started and a special treat was waiting for the passengers – the majesty of a horse-drawn double-decker omnibus.
Over the early May Bank Holiday weekend the cruise ships Island Sky (5 May), Discovery (6 May) and Emerald Princess (7 May) visited Falmouth with a combined total of 3,930 passengers, many of whom took a leisurely ride onboard the only carriage of its kind in use in the UK, led by shire horses George and Ringo. The omnibus has iron-shod wheels and takes up to 18 passengers at a time and is an original item that dates back to 1860 where it started life as a horse-drawn tram in Southampton docks.
Dozens of more contemporary coaches were seen leaving the Port going in various directions taking passengers to a variety of Cornish attractions.
by tocle on May 9th, 2013 - Comments Off
SITA UK Ltd and Cornwall Council have developed a new waste management initiative in Cornwall that will yield both environmental and economic benefits as waste wood is diverted from landfill.
During 2013, SITA plans to supply around 15,000 tonnes of biomass to the A&P Group, which will store and load the product at its port operation in Falmouth. The biomass will then be used as fuel to power the facility in Sweden which creates electricity and supplies steam to a district heating scheme in Stockholm. In November 2012, Cornwall Council was awarded a grant from the Department of Communities and Local Government to help increase diversion of waste from landfill.
From May some of these funds will be used to enable waste wood to be diverted from landfill. Waste wood from commercial sources, as well as wood deposited at Cornwall’s household waste recycling centres, will be shredded and graded in readiness for shipping to a biomass facility in Sweden.
Mike Reynolds, A&P Falmouth’s Port Operations Director said: “This is a significant new export cargo for the Port which will help to secure jobs in our cargo operation. We are particularly pleased to be able to play our part in making good use of waste material and in the process benefiting the environment.”