Daily Echo: Shipping

'Mini port' builder gets tour of the real thing

Daily Echo: Clive Curtis, front, receives the crest of the Port of Southampton from ABP director Nick Ridehalgh, left, with his wife Debbie and operations director Stuart Marsh

3:52pm Monday 21st April 2014

HE built his own version of Southampton dockyard in his spare bedroom – despite having never stepped on board a ship.

Four year battle over norovirus compensation

Daily Echo: Boudicca

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE pensioner has won a four-year battle for compensation after multiple norovirus outbreaks on board a ship.

Marchwood Military Port Masterplan

Daily Echo: Marchwood Military Port.

11:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SELLING a key Hampshire military base is a critical aim of an ambitious masterplan to breathe life into the Solent’s economy.

Southampton is 'the Heathrow of cruise ships'

Daily Echo: Southampton has proved itself to be the cruise capital of the UK.

10:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SOUTHAMPTON has been dubbed the “Heathrow of cruising”

Policeman saves woman from drowning

Daily Echo: Owner of Headley company fined £183,000 after "wholly avoidable" death of employee

2:34pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A POLICEMAN heroically saved a woman from drowning in the Solent.

Landmark tug to feature on TV

Daily Echo: Landmark tug to feature on TV

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

SHE tendered some of Southampton’s best known liners and played her part in the Second World War.

Lifeboat falls on sailor's head at docks

Daily Echo: Lifeboat falls on sailor's head at docks. Picture by Chris Balcmobe.

12:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A SAILOR had to be rescued from a ship at Southampton docks last night after a lifeboat fell on him.

Search for youngster to be part of QM2's tenth birthday celebrations

Daily Echo: Launch of Queen Mary 2 in 2004.

11:51am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE search is on for a special local youngster to play a key role in the tenth anniversary celebrations of Southampton liner Queen Mary 2.

Schoolchildren all at sea - thanks to ABP donation

Daily Echo: Olympic gold medal winner Sir Ben Anslie, back row right, with young sailing enthusiasts.

11:33am Thursday 10th April 2014

HUNDREDS of young people in Southampton can have a taste of sea life thanks new sailing academy taster sessions.

Cruise ship to undergo emergecy repairs

Daily Echo: Oceana is one of the three cruise ship to undergo a revamp.

1:23pm Friday 4th April 2014

PASSENGERS on a Southampton-based cruise ship will have to spend an additional three days in Barcelona as the vessel undergoes emergency repairs.

Cruise ship continues journey

Daily Echo: Queen Elizabeth sails in Halong Bay, Vietnam

9:48am Tuesday 1st April 2014

IT’S a beautiful sight for locals and passengers alike.

Olympic sailor marks opening of £100m project

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie and his golden conainer.

2:48pm Monday 31st March 2014

HAMPSHIRE'S greatest living sailor has officially opened a new £100m berth at Southampton docks.

Huge cash grant to search Solent for sunken warships

Daily Echo: Huge cash grant to search Solent for sunken warships

5:09pm Friday 28th March 2014

A £1million grant has been awarded to search the Solent for sunken First World War ships.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver teams up with cruise liner

Daily Echo: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver teams up with cruise liner

11:44am Friday 28th March 2014

CELEBRITY chef Jamie Oliver is to team up with the latest cruise liner to be based in the port of Southampton.

Seal pops up in Southampton Water

Daily Echo: CLOSE ENCOUNTER: The seal which kept kayaker Steve Blight company during his early morning kayak on Southampton Water

10:12am Thursday 27th March 2014

A KAYAKER made a surprise new friend when out on Southampton Water - a playful seal.

Hundreds stranded in city gridlock

Daily Echo: Plea to avoid city centre 'sends wrong message'

11:32am Tuesday 25th March 2014

HUNDREDS of passengers ended up trapped in carparks after gridlock struck at Southampton's cruise terminals this morning.

'No frills' ferry service to France launched

Daily Echo: Eiffel Tower

12:28pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A NEW 'no frills' car ferry service has been launched which will sail from Hampshire to France and Spain.

MSC Cruises to add two new vessels to fleet

Daily Echo: An artist’s impression of one of MSC Cruises’ two new cruise ships, due for delivery in 2017 and 2019.

10:15am Tuesday 25th March 2014

MSC Cruises, which operates ships from Southampton, has announced orders for two new vessels.

F1's Eddie Jordan takes delivery of £32m superyacht

Daily Echo: Eddie Jordan, right, with Sunseeker founder Robert Braithwaite

11:08am Tuesday 25th March 2014

IT IS the £32m superyacht gracing the south coast after being presented to its proud new owner – Formula 1’s Eddie Jordan.

City looking forward to bumper year for cruise ships

Daily Echo: Cruise ships in Southampton water.

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

Next year promises to be one of the busiest times for the port of Southampton with two major cruise companies announcing a packed programme of voyages for 2015.

Duke of Edinburgh to visit Southampton

Daily Echo: Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

2:26pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

The Duke of Edinburgh is to attend a gala reception and lunch to mark the 10th anniversary of Cunard's Southampton based flagship, Queen Mary 2 entering service in the city.

Consultation over Port's £1 taxi charge

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:18am Wednesday 19th March 2014

PLANS to introduce a £1 charge for taxi drivers to pick up passengers from the city’s cruise ships will go to public consultation.

MEP to fight for port of Southampton

Daily Echo: Southampton docks.

6:48pm Thursday 13th March 2014

WE need to fight for our port! That was the message from a South East MEP after the EU Commission ratified the public funding of the Liverpool cruise terminal.

Cruise War 'shocker'

Daily Echo: Crown Princess on Rver Mersey next to Pier Head

11:56pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

IT is absolutely shocking. That was the verdict from Southampton politicians last night after a dramatic European Union ruling granting the public funding of the Liverpool cruise terminal.

Record breaking year for British cruises

Daily Echo: All seven P&O cruise ships in port

3:49pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

The port of Southampton was a major contributor to record breaking figures released by CruiseBritain showing more cruise ship passengers than ever before visited the UK last year.

Plea to avoid city centre 'sends wrong message'

Daily Echo: Plea to avoid city centre 'sends wrong message'

10:50am Tuesday 11th March 2014

“IT’S sending out the wrong message.” That’s the view of politicians and businessmen in Southampton after city council chiefs urged motorists to avoid part of the centre this week.

Drivers warned to stay away from city as cruise ships arrive

Daily Echo: Oriana docked in Southampton.

5:30am Monday 10th March 2014

MOTORISTS are being warned to steer clear of the city centre later this week in a bid to prevent Southampton grinding to a halt again.

Now 'cursed' cruise ship hit by vomiting bug

Daily Echo: Now 'cursed' cruise ship hit by vomitiming bug

7:51am Monday 3rd March 2014

FIRST their luxury voyage around the Canary Islands was cut short by three days when a propeller broke.

City-based ships take honours in cruise poll

Daily Echo: Passenger ship Azura in Southampton water.

7:12pm Friday 28th February 2014

SOUTHAMPTON-based cruise ships have taken many of the top honours in an annual poll of passengers organised by the world’s largest cruise website.

Sea careers prove a big attraction

Daily Echo: Norovirus outbreak on luxury cruise ship

12:44pm Friday 14th February 2014

RECORD numbers of people turned up to find out about careers on the waves.

Cruise liner forced to lower British flag on arrival in Argentina

Daily Echo: Queen Victoria in the Faroe Islands.

9:24am Thursday 13th February 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON cruise liner was forced to lower its UK flag as it docked in Argentina.

Cruise ship sets sail after problems during voyage

Daily Echo: The Black Watch set sail from Southampton

2:25pm Monday 10th February 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON cruise ship carrying hundreds of Britons on a round-the-world trip has set sail again after it was forced to stop near the tip of South America because of mechanical problems, its owners have said.

Steering glitch grounds cruise ship

Daily Echo: The Black Watch set sail from Southampton

7:45am Monday 10th February 2014

A cruise ship believed to be carrying hundreds of Britons on a round-the-world trip has been forced to stop near the tip of South America after suffering mechanical problems, its owners said.

VIDEO: Ferry smashes into to shore

Daily Echo: A brutal way to scrap a ship - dare you watch?

11:00am Tuesday 28th January 2014

For more than 20 years, the MS Pride of Calais plied her way across the English channel disgorging thousands of motorists and holidaymakers in France.

Stars on board new cruise ship Norwegian Getaway in Southampton

Daily Echo: Saints star Jos Hooiveld with actress Jennifer Ellison on board the Norwegian Getaway.

10:09am Thursday 16th January 2014

LAVISH casinos, beachthemed clubs, cabaret theatres and rock ’n’ roll memorabilia.

New cruise ship docks in Southampton

Daily Echo: The Norwegian Getaway in Southampton docks today.

1:29pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

ONE of the most colourful cruise ships in the world has docked in Southampton.

City at a standstill once again due to traffic

Daily Echo: Traffic on Southern Road in Southampton

2:05pm Friday 10th January 2014

HEAVY traffic has once again brought Southampton to a standstill.

Military port sale attracts 25 bidders

Daily Echo: Marchwood Military Port

4:07pm Thursday 9th January 2014

THE sale of a key Hampshire military base will be underway within a few months – with no fewer than 25 potential bidders.

QM2 to celebrate 10 years of service

Daily Echo: Cruises: Atlantic voyage of discovery

9:31am Thursday 9th January 2014

Cunard's Southampton flagship, Queen Mary 2 is to be at the centre of a spectacular firework display as part of celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of her entering service.

Campaigners lose latest round in ferries fight

Daily Echo: Bid to halt Wightlink ferries fails

11:36am Thursday 9th January 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have lost the latest round of their battle to halt Wightlink’s new cross- Solent ferries.

Ferry firm to offer extra late evening journeys

Daily Echo: Bid to halt Wightlink ferries fails

10:29am Monday 6th January 2014

WIGHTLINK is extending its services to offer extra late evening journeys between Hampshire and the Isle of Wight after requests from customers on both sides.

Royal Day for boat builder at London Boat Show

Daily Echo: The London Boat Show

4:19pm Friday 3rd January 2014

ROYALTY will name a Hampshire firm’s newest vessel at the upcoming London Boat Show.

Ship's captain in court after allegedly failing breath test

Daily Echo: BREATH TEST: Gwent Police officers will take part in the all-Wales crackdown on drink and drug-driving, which will include more frequent stop checks

5:40pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

THE captain of a cargo ship berthed at Southampton Docks has appeared in court after allegedly failing to provide a breath test.

Profile’s port security deal brings new office

Daily Echo: Southampton Docks

12:23pm Monday 30th December 2013

A SECURITY firm is to open a regional office in Southampton after winning a contract to keep watch over the city’s docks.

£7m terminal opened at docks by minister

Daily Echo: Transport Minister Stephen Hammond

2:19pm Monday 9th December 2013

TRANSPORT Minister Stephen Hammond has today launched a new £7 million vehicle handling terminal at Southampton Docks.

Fake goods worth £11.7m seized at docks

Daily Echo: Fake goods worth £11,7m seized at docks

6:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

FAKE and counterfeit goods worth almost £12m have been seized at Southampton docks, it has been revealed.

Port denies knowledge of whalemeat shipments

Daily Echo: Southampton docks.

3:20pm Thursday 5th December 2013

SOUTHAMPTON port has denied knowing of any vessels containing whale meat calling at its docks despite claims by an anti-whaling group.

New ship to bring £50m boost to city

Daily Echo: Quantum of the Seas, which is being built to the same specification as Anthem of the Seas

5:00pm Thursday 21st November 2013

A GIANT new cruise ship will be based in Southampton from 2015 - bringing with it a £50m boost to the local economy.

Union has 'constructive' talks over firm's 900 job cuts

Daily Echo: £14m to help ease BAE jobs crisis

12:28pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Defence giant BAE Systems has held ''constructive'' talks with union leaders over its decision to axe 1,775 jobs at its shipyards.

Port to launch Cunard’s milestone celebrations

Daily Echo: The Three Queens in Southampton - Southern Daily Echo picture.

12:01pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

SOUTHAMPTON is set to play a major part in the spectacular celebrations marking Cunard’s 175th anniversary.

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