ABPmer reviews Western Isles’ harbour authority operations

Associations, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on January 9, 2017 at 2:48 PM

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is the Statutory Harbour Authority for 32 harbours in the Western Isles, and the owner and operator for 51 pier, jetty and slipway facilities.  

Recognising that it is good practice to regularly review operations, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar recently commissioned ABPmer to appraise its current arrangements for discharging its duties as a Statutory Harbour Authority.

Monty Smedley, maritime specialist at ABPmer said, “We were delighted to undertake this independent review for the Comhairle.

“ABPmer’s dedicated maritime team has in-depth knowledge and practical application of the various standards and expectations laid down in port and harbour authority codes such as the Department for Transport’s ‘Port Marine Safety Code’ and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ‘Safety in Docks’ Approved Code of Practice.

“Our specialists conducted a series of interviews and meetings with members of the Comhairle’s marine team, port management and elected Council Members, in September.   ABPmer presented the findings from the review to the Comhairle’s Harbour Board in a meeting held in Stornoway in early December”.

ABPmer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated British Ports Holdings Limited and has a wealth of experience in providing operational support to both small and large scale port operations.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is the local government council for for Na h-Eileanan Siar council area of Scotland, comprising the Outer Hebrides.

ABPmer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated British Ports Holdings Limited.

We have been helping clients develop, manage, operate and protect the marine environment for more than 65 years. We are known for our knowledge of the marine environment, technical ability and emphasis on service excellence.

At ABPmer we employ highly skilled specialists from a variety of marine disciplines so that we can provide a wide range of services. We carefully match the skills and experience of our staff to a client’s requirements so that every project team is unique.
Our complete service portfolio is available to all clients, no matter where a project is situated in the world. We have advised clients in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and Australia.

We pride ourselves on understanding client needs and work closely with them to achieve their goals.

All our work is undertaken in accordance with our Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001 for the delivery of Environmental Consultancy and Research Services.

Based in Southampton, England we have supported projects around the globe.

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