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31/07/2015New project launched ‘Under The Bridge’ in Milford Haven
New project launched ‘Under The Bridge’ in Milford Haven

A new Friday night project has been launched in Milford Haven to offer young people urban arts, music and dance activities throughout the school holidays. ‘Under The Bridge’ is a partnership initiative between the Port of Milford Haven, Milford Youth Matters, The VC Gallery, Arts Care Gofal [Read full story]

31/07/2015Voyage of discovery for cruise ship visiting the Port of Milford Haven
Voyage of discovery for cruise ship visiting the Port of Milford Haven

The cruise ship MV Voyager will sail into the Port of Milford Haven next week (Thursday 6th August) in search of medieval castles and historic Celtic landmarks. The 15,000 tonne 150m long Dutch vessel will be the fourth cruise visitor to Wales’ largest port this year. Her passengers, en route [Read full story]

30/07/2015Milford Fish Docks sponsors children’s cookery school
Milford Fish Docks sponsors children’s cookery school

Pembrokeshire’s first sugar free cookery school was launched at Healthaspire last week, following sponsorship from Milford Fish Docks.The support means that over seventy children have been offered a free place on a three hour workshop during the school holidays.  The first session included [Read full story]

09/07/2015Happy Days ahead for Pembrokeshire children
Happy Days ahead for Pembrokeshire children

Local children attending Happy Days Nursery in Milford Haven are benefitting from new, modern premises following the completion of a collaboration project between Happy Days owners Debbie Forrest and Helen Mathias, and Quayside Estates, the property division of the Port of Milford Haven. Happy [Read full story]

09/07/2015Stakeholders invited to Port’s Annual Meeting
Stakeholders invited to Port’s Annual Meeting

The Port of Milford Haven is holding its Annual Consultative Meeting later this month and is inviting stakeholders to hear about its progress over the last year and learn about future plans. The event is open to local residents, businesses, users of the Milford Haven Waterway and anyone who is [Read full story]

01/07/2015Fin-tastic Fish Festival
Fin-tastic Fish Festival

Over 6,000 visitors enjoyed a fun-filled, fish themed day at Milford Fish Docks last weekend (Saturday 27th June) at the inaugural Milford Fish Festival, which celebrated Milford Haven’s long fishing heritage. The event was opened by Pembrokeshire’s very own X Factor finalist, the incredible [Read full story]

26/06/2015State of the art lock gates are officially opened by Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb
State of the art lock gates are officially opened by Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb

A huge pair of state of the art lock gates, installed in the Port of Milford Haven’s vibrant docks and marina in Pembrokeshire, west Wales, have been officially commissioned today by the Secretary of State for Wales. The £6m lock gates, standing almost 12 metres high and weighing 90 tonnes [Read full story]

23/06/2015The countdown to Milford Fish Festival begins
The countdown to Milford Fish Festival begins

The final preparations are being made for the much-anticipated Milford Fish Festival which takes place this Saturday (27th June) at Milford Fish Docks. The event kicks off at 10am when X Factor finalist Jay James Picton will be the opening act on the Radio Pembrokeshire stage. Jay grew up in [Read full story]

23/06/2015Rescued rabbit project highlights responsible pet ownership
Rescued rabbit project highlights responsible pet ownership

A new rabbit enclosure has been unveiled at Greenacres Animal Rescue Centre which aims to help educate young people about responsible pet ownership. The project has been funded by the Port of Milford Haven after staff selected the rescue centre to be its official Charitable Cause of the Year for [Read full story]

11/06/2015Chefs and Chowder Trail added to the line-up for Milford Fish Festival
Chefs and Chowder Trail added to the line-up for Milford Fish Festival

Visitors to Milford Fish Festival will be treated to demonstrations from two female chefs who are passionate about healthy wholesome food later this month. Lisa Fearn from the Pumpkin Patch Kitchen & Garden and Ellen Picton from Healthaspire will join the growing list of attractions on Saturday [Read full story]

03/06/2015Milford Haven prepares to welcome Holland America's most 'elegant explorer'
Milford Haven prepares to welcome Holland America

Milford Haven will welcome cruise vessel ‘Prinsendam’ on Monday 8th June when she visits Pembrokeshire as part of an itinerary that explores Celtic ports around France, UK, Ireland and Belgium. Nicknamed the ‘Elegant Explorer’ due to her small size which allows her to get to some [Read full story]

29/05/2015Milford Fish Festival has the X Factor!
Milford Fish Festival has the X Factor!

A Pembrokeshire singer who was a finalist on the X Factor has been confirmed as the opening act at Milford Fish Festival. Jay James Picton, who grew up in Saundersfoot, will perform to thousands of visitors at the event on Saturday 27th June. From his first audition Jay caused widespread [Read full story]

26/05/2015Media spotlight to shine on Milford Fish Festival
Media spotlight to shine on Milford Fish Festival

The media spotlight is to shine on Milford Fish Festival following confirmation that Pembrokeshire’s most listened to radio station and two of the county’s most popular newspapers have become official media partners for the event. 102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire, the Western Telegraph and the Milford [Read full story]

22/05/2015‘Fin-tastic’ competitions launched for Milford Fish Festival
‘Fin-tastic’ competitions launched for Milford Fish Festival

Calling all Milford Haven residents and businesses! You’re being encouraged to take part in some ‘fin-tastic’ competitions in the run up to Milford Fish Festival. The Port of Milford Haven is holding a window dressing contest to offer prizes for the best fish themed homes, businesses or any [Read full story]

20/05/2015WAVE event educates young people about the dangers of tombstoning
WAVE event educates young people about the dangers of tombstoning

The potential dangers of tombstoning were highlighted to a group of young people during a multi-agency event at Milford Marina on Saturday (16th May). The activity, which involves jumping from height into water, is popular along the coast, including at Milford Docks, and mainly attracts young [Read full story]

18/05/2015Pembrokeshire businesses to be celebrated at prestigious awards ceremony
Pembrokeshire businesses to be celebrated at prestigious awards ceremony

Businesses in Pembrokeshire are set to be recognised for their outstanding achievements in 102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire’s 2015 Business Awards, which has once again been sponsored by the Port of Milford Haven. The awards celebrate the diverse range of business individuals and companies who play a [Read full story]

18/05/2015Cruise ship ‘Silver Explorer’ visits Pembrokeshire
Cruise ship ‘Silver Explorer’ visits Pembrokeshire

Pembroke Port will welcome cruise vessel ‘Silver Explorer’ on Saturday 23rd May when she visits Pembrokeshire as part of an itinerary that takes in the rich history of England, Wales, Ireland and France.  Operated by Silverseas, Silver Explorer is a small, luxurious ship of 108m length and [Read full story]

18/05/2015£6m lock gates create an open door to Milford Marina
£6m lock gates create an open door to Milford Marina

Two state of the art lock gates have been successfully installed and tested at Milford Marina, making the vibrant harbour one of the most accessible locked tidal marinas anywhere in Britain. The gates, which weigh 90 tonnes each, were installed as part of a £6m project to speed up lock times and [Read full story]

11/05/2015Children to get up close and personal with Pembrokeshire’s marine wildlife at Milford Fish Festival
Children to get up close and personal with Pembrokeshire’s marine wildlife at Milford Fish Festival

Youngsters visiting Milford Fish Festival this June will get a chance to have a close look at the range of marine species that live in the waters around Pembrokeshire’s coastline, thanks to  ‘Dragon LNG Darwin Centre Experience’ and ‘Silent World 2 You’.  The Port of Milford Haven’s [Read full story]

29/04/2015Top Welsh chef and artist confirmed for Milford Fish Festival
Top Welsh chef and artist confirmed for Milford Fish Festival

A celebrity chef and a Welsh artist renowned for his unique paintings have been confirmed as part of the line-up for Milford Fish Festival. The Port of Milford Haven is organising the fish-themed family event, which takes place at Milford Fish Docks on Saturday 27th June 2015 and is delighted that [Read full story]

28/04/2015First cruise vessel of the season visits Milford Haven this week
First cruise vessel of the season visits Milford Haven this week

Pembrokeshire’s cruise season gets underway this week with the arrival of ‘Boudicca’ at Milford Haven on Friday 1st May. Operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Boudicca is a small, elegant ship of 205m length and 28,388 tonnes.  She will be carrying over 600 passengers plus 360 crew and will [Read full story]

28/04/2015Modern facilities to improve business for Pembrokeshire’s fishermen
Modern facilities to improve business for Pembrokeshire’s fishermen

Pembrokeshire’s fishermen are set to benefit from a brand new cold store facility at Milford Fish Docks.  The new addition to Wales’ largest fishing port will allow multiple users to store their catch on site, retaining it in its freshest state ready for local processing or onward sale. The [Read full story]

23/04/2015Cushman & Wakefield announced as development consultant for Milford Dock Master Plan
Cushman & Wakefield announced as development consultant for Milford Dock Master Plan

Cushman & Wakefield has been selected by the Port of Milford Haven as their development consultant for the Milford Dock Master Plan.  The £70 million regeneration scheme, which will be developed in phases, includes 480,000 sq.ft. of space available for food, retail, leisure, entertainment and [Read full story]

15/04/2015Positive results point to exciting future for Britain’s leading energy Port
Positive results point to exciting future for Britain’s leading energy Port

The Port of Milford Haven has published its accounts for 2014, showing a good performance in what was a challenging year for the local economy, and evidence that its diversification strategy is bearing fruit. The Port of Milford Haven recorded an underlying operating profit for port operations of [Read full story]

10/04/2015Port’s Storm Heroes on TV this weekend
Port’s Storm Heroes on TV this weekend

Battling storms with winds gusting up to 100mph is all in a day’s work for the marine team at the Port of Milford Haven. Their fascinating jobs are being showcased on Channel 4 this Sunday 12th April at 8pm as part of a documentary called ‘Britain’s Winter: Storm Heroes’. The TV crew filmed [Read full story]

09/04/2015Investment in renewables makes Port carbon neutral
Investment in renewables makes Port carbon neutral

The Port of Milford Haven is proud to announce it has become carbon neutral, thanks to its investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. In spring 2014, the Port commissioned its 20,000 panel solar array at Liddeston Ridge adding to its 26 commercial roof-mounted arrays across the [Read full story]

27/03/2015VC Gallery is a big ‘draw’ for Port

New art equipment funded by the Port of Milford Haven is enabling veterans and vulnerable people in Pembrokeshire to become more engaged with others around them. The VC Gallery in Haverfordwest offers help to individuals who are faced with a wide spectrum of issues, from mental health to employment [Read full story]

27/03/2015Milford Haven reports growth in commercial property rentals
Milford Haven reports growth in commercial property rentals

Quayside Estates, the property division of the Port of Milford Haven, has announced the completion of two new commercial property deals which contribute to the increasing development of the town. West Wales Aquasports, a five star watersports provider, and Quadra Marine Services, a family owned [Read full story]

20/03/2015Neyland Rowing Club shows Port an ‘oar-some’ time
Neyland Rowing Club shows Port an ‘oar-some’ time

Work to upgrade essential kit and equipment at Neyland Rowing Club has been given a boost, thanks to a donation from the Port of Milford Haven. The club applied to the Port’s Community Fund for a set of new carbon fibre oars to accompany their Celtic Longboats in order to provide their members [Read full story]

12/03/2015Royal Mint Director Joins Port’s Board
Royal Mint Director Joins Port’s Board

The Port of Milford Haven is due to welcome Anne Jessopp to its Board as non-executive director.  Anne takes up the position on 1st March and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of Human Resources. Port of Milford Haven Chairman, Peter Jones, said “Anne is joining [Read full story]

06/03/2015Port diversification strategy yields welcome results as cargo figures dip
Port diversification strategy yields welcome results as cargo figures dip

The Port of Milford Haven’s move to diversify operations has come at a critical time, as a drop in cargo throughput for 2014 due to the suspension of refining at Murco delivered fewer ship movements. 34 million tonnes of cargo were handled in the last 12 months, a reduction of almost 7 million [Read full story]

27/02/2015All on board for Milford Fish Festival
All on board for Milford Fish Festival

Milford Fish Festival is to take place at Milford Fish Docks on Saturday 27th June, the Port of Milford Haven has confirmed.  The family focused, fish-themed event is being organised by the Port with the support of Pembrokeshire County Council so that businesses in the town don’t lose out on the [Read full story]

24/02/2015Unanimous vote in favour of Milford Dock Master Plan

The Port of Milford Haven’s £70 million Master Plan for Milford Dock has today been granted outline planning permission by Pembrokeshire County Council.  Members of the Council’s planning committee voted unanimously in favour of the development which is set to regenerate the town by creating [Read full story]

23/02/2015Port supports new lifeguard lessons in Narberth
Port supports new lifeguard lessons in Narberth

A project to train young people as lifeguards is underway following a donation from the Port of Milford Haven. Swim Narberth applied to the Port’s Community Fund to run lifeguard and first aid courses which will not only teach vital skills, but encourage volunteering. Participants who sign up to [Read full story]

13/02/2015Port in discussion to find rescue plan for event at Milford Fish Docks

The Port of Milford Haven has announced it is looking at organising a fish-themed event at Milford Fish Docks in June.  The decision follows the announcement that Pembrokeshire Fish Week has been cancelled.  It’s hoped the event will ensure businesses do not lose out on the substantial increase [Read full story]

06/02/2015Lock gates undergo commissioning
Lock gates undergo commissioning

The £6m project to install a massive set of lock gates in Milford Haven, transforming the way that leisure boaters access and exit Milford Marina, is nearing completion. Since taking delivery of the 90 tonne gates in December, Port of Milford Haven engineers have been working with gate [Read full story]

26/01/2015Businesses encouraged to talk to Port’s property experts
Businesses encouraged to talk to Port’s property experts

Businesses at Milford Dock are benefitting from modernised bespoke premises thanks to a collaborative approach by the Port of Milford Haven’s property division Quayside Estates. The company has worked closely with three businesses in particular over recent months to ensure the buildings they [Read full story]

16/01/2015Greenacres Animal Rescue named Port’s Charity of the Year
Greenacres Animal Rescue named Port’s Charity of the Year

Greenacres Animal Rescue Centre has been named the Port of Milford Haven’s Charity of the Year for 2015, after receiving the majority vote from staff. This will be the second year that the Port has asked its employees to suggest who they would like to receive support for the next twelve months [Read full story]

12/01/2015Port Walk for PATCH
Port Walk for PATCH

Staff from the Port of Milford Haven took part in a 9 mile sponsored walk for PATCH just before Christmas, raising over six hundred pounds.    A few brave volunteers from across the organisation faced the cold weather walking from their offices in Pembroke Port to their headquarters in Hakin, [Read full story]

12/01/2015Pembrokeshire charities benefit from Port's Community Fund
Pembrokeshire charities benefit from Port

Almost one hundred community groups from across Pembrokeshire have benefitted from the Port of Milford Haven’s Community Fund over the last twelve months. A wide range of charities, community organisations and individuals applied to the Port for financial assistance with projects and events, all [Read full story]

12/01/2015Pembrokeshire students awarded Port scholarships

Four Pembrokeshire students have been awarded scholarships from the Port of Milford Haven that will give them the chance to experience life at the UK’s third largest port. The Port’s annual scholarship scheme offers students a financial award of £1,500, plus a four week work placement where [Read full story]

08/01/2015Abandoned car recovered from Waterway
Abandoned car recovered from Waterway

An abandoned vehicle which had been reported stolen in January 2014 and later discovered in the water at Hobbs point, has been recovered. The successful removal of a Mitsubishi Colt was achieved thanks to a number of Waterway service providers working together.  In accordance with the Milford [Read full story]