Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
ABP Southampton harbour master and IHMA member Captain Martin Phipps received an MBE for services to UK exports in the New Year’s Honours list.
Captain Phipps said: “I’m absolutely delighted to receive this honour. It is a great privilege to serve as harbour master for the Port of Southampton, the nation’s gateway to the world.
I am deeply grateful for the support of the great team at the port who work so hard to keep trade and people moving safely 24/7, 365 days a year. This honour is also testimony to their tremendous skill and dedication.”
Winning a prestigious 2018 Governor of Victoria Export Award further cements OMC International’s reputation as an industry leader in under-keel clearance (UKC) management, Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien AM said in a commuiqué issued on 17 September.
Dr O’Brien received the Business Services Award trophy from the Governor of the State of Victoria, Australia, the Hon Linda Dessau, at a reception at Government House on the night of 14 September.