A&P Birkenhead Gets Triple Ferry Deal

Monday, November 18, 2002
A&P Group's newly reopened dry dock facility, A&P Birkenhead, has recently completed the dry docking and repairs of Mersey Ferries' 464grt passenger ferry Woodchurch. The Woodchurch is the first of three vessels booked into the yard by Mersey Ferries Ltd, the Passenger Transport Authority and Executive for Merseyside. The three ship contract was won in open competition against other UK ship repairers. The two other ferries, the 303grt Royal Daffodil and her sistership Royal Iris will be dry docked during January and March 2003 respectively. The work content for all three vessels includes general maintenance, minor steel repairs and cleaning and painting the ships hull. Martyn Drye, General Manager of A&P Birkenhead said "We are delighted to have won this important contract. To have won it against strong competition is a major achievement for our new business and a real boost for our workforce". Alan Bray of Mersey Travel commented that "The dry docking of the Woodchurch went extremely well and we are looking forward to completion of the remaining vessels at A&P Birkenhead". Since reopening under the A&P banner in August 2002, A&P Birkenhead has been successful in winning several dry docking contracts from various customers including P&O European Ferries (Irish Sea), Westminster Dredging and Sea Containers. Speaking about the order for the three Mersey vessels Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead said: "We welcomed the decision from the Directors of Mersey Travel. The placing of a ferry order in the yard signalled its revival. I hope this move by Mersey Travel will give the same signal for a wider revival of the A&P Birkenhead yard".
Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ship Repair & Conversion

MSC Geneva Gets Fatter

A revolutionary new option to scrapping for younger panamax containerships deemed too small for a tradelane involves widening the vessel rather than adding length.

Record Bulk Shipping Demolition Rates in 1H15

Monthly demolition rates in the dry bulk shipping sector averaged 3.3 million DWT for 1H15, according to new figures from BIMCO, compared to 1.3 million DWT last year.

Silversea Cruises Plans New Flagship

Cruise operator Silversea Cruises has unveiled its new flagship, the Silver Muse, which will begin sailing the seas in April 2017.    Built by Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri,

Ports

3D Printing in Rotterdam Port

Is 3D printing just a hype? Or is it really possible to print spare parts for ships that can actually withstand the requirements set for the often "rough" working

Caltex Replaces Australian Crew

The 36 Australian crew members of an Caltex tanker refusing to set sail after they were told their jobs would be gone after the next run. MR tanker Alexander Spirit (40,

Mombasa Port Workers End Strike

Mombasa, Kenya port workers end strike and returned to work on Friday after being warned they could lose their jobs, reports Reuters.   However the members of

 
 
Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1503 sec (7 req/sec)