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New Aberdeen port “will boost national economy”

Aberdeen (Scotland) - With a 350 billion pounds (388 billion euros) investment, the Aberdeen South Harbour is going through the largest marine construction project under way in the UK

Aberdeen (Scotland) - With a 350 billion pounds (388 billion euros) investment, the Aberdeen South Harbour is going through the largest marine construction project under way in the UK, which will see one of the UK’s busiest ports transformed with new facilities and infrastructure.

“The project will not only provide a huge increase in capacity for vessels coming into the north-east of Scotland, it will also boost both the local and national economy,” said the UK Chamber of Shipping chief executive, Bob Sanguinetti, during his recent visit to the scottish harbour. The new development will enable the harbour to diversify and take advantage of the future opportunities in oil and gas, renewables and the cruise industry. “The energy transition in shipping is right at the top of our list,” said Sanguinetti. “It is not just a policy issue. Climate Change is the biggest challenge our society faces, and we simply cannot afford inaction.”

Regarding Brexit and its consequences, Sanguinetti said that “the UK has always been a great maritime nation, and, in my humble view, the UK will continue to be a great maritime nation. We need to seize the opportunities going forward. We need to develop new technologies and fuels. And we need to work in very close partnership across the sector, in order to meet the targets set and continue to be a world leader in the fight against climate change.”

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