Maritime & Marine

Programme to plug Solent’s maritime & transport skills gap marks milestone - with more on the way

The Maritime Transport Careers Programme (MTCP) has now engaged with more than 5,000 individuals across the Central South and participated in more than 50 events since it... READ MORE »

New life awaits as former Red Jet 4 prepares to join South Korean ferry firm's hi-speed fleet

A vessel which has carried hundreds of thousands of passengers between Southampton and the Isle of Wight during 21 years of service is about to start a new life in South... READ MORE »

All aboard! Southampton International Boat Show prepares to set sail into the city for its 55th year

The countdown has started to this year's Southampton International Boat Show. Britain’s largest marine festival will be returning to Mayflower Park from Friday... READ MORE »

MDL Marinas backs quadruple amputee Alex Lewis on pioneering South of England sea crossing

Alex Lewis is hoping to become the first ever quadruple amputee to complete the Pig 2 Pig challenge – rowing offshore across the South of England from Falmouth to... READ MORE »

Applications now open as Maritime UK Solent Awards return to celebrate sector successes

Applications are now open for the Maritime UK Solent Awards 2024. The announcement was made this week at Seawork Marine and Workboat Exhibition in Southampton. Anne-Marie... READ MORE »

Southampton reflects on ‘fantastic month’ after busy May brings 400,000+ cruise visitors into port

May saw a record number of cruise ships visiting Southampton, Associated British Ports (ABP) has revealed. The city welcomed 26 different cruise ships throughout the... READ MORE »

Significant milestone says The Trafalgar Group after acquiring new site in Chichester Harbour

A Portsmouth company has hailed the acquisition of a new site in Chichester as a significant milestone. The Trafalgar Group has exchanged contracts to purchase Northshore... READ MORE »

Solent-based maritime sector sails to success with significant wins at national awards in Belfast

The South's maritime sector sailed to success at the national Maritime UK Awards in Belfast. Southampton-based NASH Maritime won the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise... READ MORE »

Southampton’s RAD Propulsion is cruising towards mass production after closing £4.3m funding round

Marine technology firm RAD Propulsion has just closed a £4.27 million investment round to help push its RAD 40 electric propulsion drive for boats into mass production... READ MORE »

Auction set to make waves as historic Solent forts are offered for sale at a guide price of £1m each

Two Solent forts are set to make waves at auction with a guide price of £1 million each. No Man’s Fort and Spitbank Fort are going under the hammer on June 18... READ MORE »