Plans to unlock the "vast potential" of a former port and industrial site have been unveiled as a consultation on its future is launched.
Orkney’s location is a unique attraction for both oil and gas and marine tourism activity.
You may be relieved to know that this is not an article about Brexit. However, every cloud has a silver lining - because the last six months of Brexit-related debate have in fact seen the UK’s ports sector attract an unusual amount of political, and therefore public, attention.
UK government funding to help train new recruits in the maritime sector has been doubled to £30million per year.
A north-east councillor who accused the local authority of prioritising cruise ship tourism over maintaining historic harbours has welcomed fresh investment.
A prominent tribal leader who helped eastern force take control of major oil ports in Libya has been wounded after a car bomb exploded.
Libya halted loading what would be the first overseas crude shipment from the port of Ras Lanuf since 2014 as rival armed forces began fighting for control of the facility, complicating efforts to end a five-year conflict that has slashed oil exports from the OPEC country.
The force defending oil ports in eastern Libya pushed back an onslaught that Islamist militias had started 11 days ago to capture the facilities. “We pushed them back and it’s we who are now attacking them,” Ali al-Hasy, a spokesman of the Petroleum Facilities Guard, said by phone from Es Sider, Libya’s largest oil port. “The oil ports are safe and they suffered no damage. All the fighting took place well outside the ports.”