IS&L News- the Newsletter of the Centre for International Shipping & Logistics.
University of Plymouth Business School
Volume Number 7, Issue Number 2, Summer 2008
Let’s begin with a question… When did we last see you in Plymouth? If the response is “not recently”, then I trust your diary has a date marked in sometime before the end of the calendar year when we will be able to welcome you. If this is absolutely impossible, then we hope you will still find some way to make contact with us either in your offices, through PYNDA, or at a professional or social event in the near future. Why am I making such a point of “keeping in touch”? Simply, because our contact with you is the lifeblood of our business and we hope yours too. With so many changes going on around us, it has never been as important for us to “touch base” with you regularly.
We bade Dr Teng-Fei Wang farewell as he departed for pastures new in February after 3 years (yes, it really was 3 years) with us. We wish him well in his new role with the UN in Bangkok, where he will be closer to his predecessor at Plymouth, Dr Vince Valentine, and able to further develop his skills and industrial experience. Talking of change, we also wish Professor David Head, who has directed the Plymouth Business School since 2004, a safe passage as he takes up a post as Dean of Business and Law in Lincoln. We welcome Simon Payne, deputy dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Business, as the acting Director of the School. We await news of who will head up the Marine Institute after Laurence Mee also heads northwards to an important new role in Scotland.
Talking of “meeting up”, I understand that no fewer than eight Plymouth staff and graduates enjoyed a convivial reunion with Teng-Fei in Dalian, China, in early April, at the International Association of Maritime Economists annual conference. The photographs speak for themselves (unless Paul feels the link is inappropriate!) but with Teng-Fei as co-Chair, ably assisted by Michael Roe, Irma Pasukeviciute and Dongping Song, Plymouth really did lay its mark on this event. Well done to all for their hard work.
Dongping has also welcomed Professor Zhang from the University of Georgia in the US, to visit us for a month, as part of his prestigious EPSRC research project researching into the simulation of empty container movements. Within the same context, both Dongping and his research assistant Dr Jinxing Dong, have visited China, working with container giant COSCO. Also in China for most of this year, Robyn Pyne has been working on her ESRC funded doctoral research into ship-board relations. Mike Roe liked Dalian so much that he’s now visiting Hong Kong…(makes a change from Greece I suppose), and Dr Jingjing Xu has also been in Hong Kong recently.
More locally, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, with whom we are an academic partner, has reformed its Devon and Cornwall Branch. Aside from meeting up with alumni such as Mark Reddy (BSc Transport, 1994), now managing director of First Group
Devon and Cornwall (buses), this is also facilitating local industrial links.
The meeting of the reformed Devon and Cornwall Branch took place at the Imerys Office in Par. The IS&L Group were represented by Jonathan Challacombe, Shunmughan Pandian, John Dinwoodie and nine MSc students.
We were hot on the heels of a second year trip led by Paul Wright and Sarah Tuck, which also visited Falmouth. I wonder if, along with all those excellent visiting speakers, this is the kind of activity which for the second year running has helped us to share with Travel, Tourism and Transport, the highest place in the national university ratings (4th) of any subject group in the University in the Guardian league tables. With such accolades more comment from me, other than to say… could we just confirm that date in your diary please….
Best wishes and thanks to Paul for his rather more professional approach to the rest of the production…
Reader and Head, International Shipping and Logistics Group.
Members of the Devon and Cornwall Branch of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Graham Harrison (CILT Devon and Cornwall Chairman & Finance Director, Brittany Ferries) talking to Clive Kessels of Imerys)
The International Association of Maritime Economists is an organisation representing academics working within maritime economic, It has more than 500 members worldwide. Its Annual Conference is a central event and is attended by between 200 and 300 representatives from all continents. The 2008 Conference was the first to be undertaken in mainland China and was organised collaboratively between Dalian Maritime University (DMU)* and the University of Plymouth. Professor Michael Roe, Dr Irma Pasukeviciute and former lecturer Dr Tengfei Wang were involved in the organisation and represented the University of Plymouth.
Group Photograph outside Dalian
Robyn, Michael and Irma at the IAME
Conference 2008 in Dalian, China
Plymouth delegates contributed an opening speech to the conference, and presented four papers. Robyn Pyne, an ESRC sponsored PhD student from Plymouth is presently working at DMU and her ability to speak fluent Mandarin was a real bonus for the organisation of the conference. During the conference, 99 papers were presented and discussed.
In addition to the conference deliberations opportunity was taken to discuss the most important issues pertinent to the shipping, logistics and port industries and supply chain management with Professors Kevin Cullinane, Peter Marlow, Theo Notteboom, Ross Robinson Zhongzhen Yang and Dr Photis Panayides.
*Dalian Maritime University is the largest maritime university in the world with over 10,000 students and 500 staff and has an international reputation for its work in all maritime and marine related fields. Developments following the conference include agreements to continue research collaboration between the two universities and to enhance the entry of students into PBS at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Impacts Of Climate Change On The Maritime Industry Conference (ICCMI 2008)
Dr Jingjing Xu took part in the World Maritime University’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations held at Malmo Sweden during June. Part of the celebrations included a three day conference, attended by His Majesty Carl XVI (King of Sweden) and the Secretary General of the IMO Mr E Mitropoulos, on “Impacts of Climate Change on the Maritime Industry”.
Dr Jingjing Xu presented a paper, in collaboration with Professor Proshanto Mukherjee of the World Maritime University, titled “The Legal Framework of Exhaust Emissions from Ships: A selective Examination from a Law and Economics Perspective”.
The World Maritime University, Malmo supported by the IMO
Reflecting on the conference Dr Jingjing Xu stated that;
“Climate change is undoubtedly one of the most topical issues of the day which is attracting world-wide attention. While there is a huge amount of concern over climate change in all sectors of society, no focused attention from a maritime perspective has been given to this issue in any public forum until this Conference.” Overall, the Conference was a major success analysing and synthesising various new points on this serious and important topic of current global concern”.
Further details about the Conference can be found on the IMO website www.imo.org
International Forum On Shipping Ports And Airports 2008 (IFPSA 2008)
At the end of May the International Shipping and Logistics Group was represented at the IFSPA 2008 Conference organised by Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The focus of the forum considered future developments of “Trade Based Global Supply Chain and Transport Logistics Hubs”.
Dr Jingjing Xu presented paper entitled “The Law and Economics of ship source oil pollution damage”. Dr Jingxin Dong and Dr Dongping Song co-authored a paper entitled “The Effectiveness of an Empty Container Repositioning Policy and FlexibleDestination Ports”. Research into the worldwide management of emptycontainers is a positioning management is part of a £250,000 ESPRC project being undertaken within the International Shipping and Logistics Group.
Dongping, Jinjing and Jingxin at Hong Kong
The 10th Global Liner Shipping Conference
Sponsored by APM Terminals with the support of the TT Club, Senator Lines, Lloyds Register,Containerisation International celebrated its tenth Global Liner Shipping Conference at the prestigious Café Royal in London. Among the 200 attendees were Dr Dongping Song and Paul Wright. The Conference not only provided an opportunity to update knowledge in the fast moving environment of the container shipping industry but also to network among leading figures of the industry.
Areas covered at the Conference included industrial market trends, problems of vessel delay and port congestion, the abolition of the conference system in Europe, green supply chains and operational issues including the overboard loss of containers.
Photo Kayoshi ‘Madison Maersk’ in port
Plymouth links included Edward McIntyre, who attained a Master of Science degree in 2007 and is now working with Chris Bourne, Executive Director of the European Liner Affairs Association. Both Chris Bourne and Steve Matthews, Editor of Lloyds Shipping Economist who was also present have recently contributed to the Visiting Speaker Programme. In addition it was good to meet Matthew Beddow, Deputy Editor of Containerisation International and PYNDA member, also Anne Williams of TOC Worldwide a former student (1980) of the Plymouth Business School and Terence Mourdaunt, Chief Executive of the Bristol Port Company.
Green Atlantic For Sustainble Development - Network Event
The Marine Institute of the University of Plymouth played host to the Steering Group and Network meeting of the Green Atlantic for Sustainable Development. (GASD) between May 6th and 7th.
Organised by Dr Karen Sumner Lupson and Cher Ricard the event drew people from cities and countries of the Atlantic Arc region.
A welcome address was by Paul Wright, Associate Director of the Marine Institute, to Monsieur Patrice Le Feu, (Project Leader of GASD Deputy Mayor of Paris) and the 50 delegates who attended. Monsieur Le Feu spoke of “his pleasure at being able to share hisphilosophy of making Europe a global cluster for maritime and environmental safety” and his belief that “by sharing knowledge across the regions of the Atlantic Arc there is the potential to become a world leading hub”.
The Director of British Maritime Forum (BMF) speaks to Dr Karen Sumner Lupson during one of the break period
During the meeting presentations were given on topics including “the Value of Networking”, “Maritime Cluster Projects in France”, “Maritime Renewable Energy Industry”, “Marine Eden Project” and “Optimisation of Oil Boom Defences”.
The Visiting Speakers Visiting Speaker Programme hosted 10 speakers during the Spring Term.
The Programme described by one student as delivering “a well rounded, diverse and information packed insight into a multitude of organization” included the following speakers;
Nicolas Defellion - Infospecturm
Richard Brenchley - SERCO
Sir Robert Coleman - Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)
Gillian Lowry - CMA – CGM
Joe Cram - GIST Logistics
Clive Kessell - IMERYS
Nina Jermyn - Nina Jermyn
Steve Matthews - Lloyds Shipping Economist
Knut Holsen - Odjfell Seachem*
Paul Wright - Marine Institute, University of Plymouth
Norwegian Shipping Society Plymouth Invited Speaker
Each year the Norwegian Shipping Society Plymouth (NSSP) invite a speaker to Plymouth. In 2008 their guest was Knut Holsen (Vice President) of Odjfell SeaChem who spoke on The Business of the Seaborne Transport of Chemicals”. He was accompanied by Ronnaug Kamlund (Human Resources Manager) business of Shipping and Markets of Liquid Chemicals. Both had flown from Norway for the occasion. The talk considered the development and work of Odfjell, a company based in Bergen, but having global activities conducted by its fleet of 92 chemical ships and storage facilities in China, the Middle East and South America.
Knut Holsen’s stated that he was “delighted to have visited Plymouth and had been impressed by all he had seen at Plymouth, including the quality and enthusiasm of the students whom he had met”. Appreciation to Kristian Halseide Lygre (President of the Norwegian Shipping Society, Plymouth) for making the arrangements.
Knut Holsen and Ronnaug Kamlund with members of the Norwegian Shipping Society Plymouth
Nina Jermyn and Sachindra Patel of Steamship Mutual, London provided not only a very interesting presentation on the work of a Protection and indemnity Club (P&I) but as an "after event" they invited interested students to eats and drinks at the “Fresher and Professor”. Further conversations in an informal atmosphere were held about employment opportunities for graduates in the world of P&I. Nina a former Plymouth graduate (1994) is a Claims Manager with Steamship Mutual and has responsibility for tonnage entered in the Far East. Following her talk at Plymouth Nina was flying to the Hong Kong office for a month’s secondment.
Nina Jermyn and Sachindra Patel of Steamship Mutual on their visit to the University of Plymouth
The Global Credit Crunch And Its Impact On Shipping
“The Global Credit Crunch and its Impact on Shipping was the contemporary topic discussed by Steve Matthews, Editor of “Lloyds Shipping Economist” on his visit to Plymouth.
Steve who trained as a navigating officer with Esso left the sea to pursue a career in journalism. Having worked on Lloyd’s Ship Manager and Containerisation International in 2001 he was appointed as Editor of Lloyds Shipping Economist. Among his present team of journalists is Bonita Nightingale, a former graduate of the University of Plymouth who completed her BSc (Hons) Maritime Business and Maritime Law in 2004.
Students In The News
Staff of the International Shipping and Logistics Group teach Officer Trainees on the BSc Marine Studies (Merchant Shipping) Courses. Recently three Officer trainees have been hit the news in “The Telegraph” – the international journal of Nautilus. (the union for marine professionals).
Sextant Apeal - Relevant Research!
The May edition of the Telegraph carried a full page article headlined “Sextant Appeal”. The article concerned the results of research undertaken for his final year dissertation by Ben Du Feu, an officer trainee with the Safe Ship Training Group Ben studied the use of the sextant at sea which fed into a debate which is ongoing at the International Maritime Organisation concerning the “need to maintain the traditional skills of celestial navigation”. In his survey Ben found that despite advances in electronic navigation, 93% of deck officers still see a need to study celestial navigation as a suitable position-fixing system for the present day. Ben‘s research was supported by Nautilus.
Ben du Feu Deck Officer Trainee Officer at sea with the Safe Ship Training Group
Plymouth’s Final Year Officer Trainees “highly professional presentation” highlighted
Brent Bolton and Oliver Chasteneuf Trainee Officer with Maersk Shipping and Safe Ship Training Group) SSTG recently met the former Secretary of State’s Representative for Salvage and Intervention, Robin Middleton who was guest speaker at the AGM of the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) held in Nottingham. He spoke on issues concerning the “MSC Napoli” Brent and Oliver represented the South West Division at the meeting and provided a presentation which was described in the Telegraph as being “highly powerful and professional”.
Picture Nautilis - Pictured L-R Brent Bolton, John Pease (Chairman MVS), Robin Middleton (SOSREP retired) and Oliver Chasteneuf
Research In China
ESRC funded PhD student, Robyn Pyne, is working on a collaborative project with China's largest maritime university, Dalian. She is exploring the impact of socio-cultural and educational factors on the English language ability of Chinese seafarers and how this is affecting their employment mobility as officers in the Merchant Navy. The study involves a total of 12 months being spent at Dalian Maritime University (DMU) in Mandarin language study and as a practitioner researcher carrying out Maritime English teaching related Action Research.
Robyn's teaching responsibilities include two groups of China's Maritime Safety Agency officers, one of which one will go on to study a joint World Maritime University/DMU masters degree programme and the other to represent China at International Maritime Organisation meetings.
Robyn Pyne PhD Student studying
linguistics, safety education factors
of Chinese seafarer
The Maritime English teaching related Action Research involves a collaborative project with Dalian’s International Maritime Conventions Research Centre in the development of teaching materials and assisting staff to reflect on their teaching practices in light of the International Maritime Organisation’s model course for Maritime English. The final data collection phase will involve following-up the graduate class of 2008 through email correspondence and ship visits to monitor their integration into the global maritime labour market.
One of the key companies who have been kind enough to assist in the study is BW Shipping, a recent recruit to the Singapore Maritime Officers' Union who have also been facilitating Robyn's contact with shipping companies and subsequent data collection.
.... And The Arctic’s Ice Breaking Needs
The Social Science Post Graduate Symposium starred James University of Plymouth researcher, James Parsons, who is currently on placement at Memorial University, Newfoundland. James, originally from Lumsden, Newfoundland, used a live video link between Plymouth and St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada to present his paper, ‘The Use of grounded theory for qualitative analysis of expert interviews regarding Canada's Arctic icebreaking needs’.
James also took questions from the audience and participated ‘on-stream’ through out the rest of the conference. As has been presented in the press the melting of the Arctic sea ice is presenting opportunities and creating difficulties for adjacent nation states.
James Parsons – video link to discuss” icebreaking needs”
An Old Girl Returns After 27 Years Away
While all the eyes may have been turned on the advanced ocean racing machines about to do battle on the Artemis TRANSAT race, the former training ship of Plymouth’s School of Navigation made fast to moorings, south of Queen Anne’s Battery. “Tectona” arrived home some 27 years after she had been sold by Devon LEA and left British waters for the Mediterranean. Built in 1928 she was purchased for the School of Navigation in 1964. After 16 years of service to the School she was sold to French buyers.
In 2007 “Tectona” was acquired by Roger Crabtree, a retired Somerset General Practitioner. She will be refurbished prior to being used as a training vessel for disadvantaged young persons.
West Country Television celebrated the return of the “Tectona” by producing a short item for their evening news programme. Sarah Tuck , Lecturer in Maritime Business and Peter Brown Senior Technician at the Marine and Diving Centre the only two individuals presently employed by the University of Plymouth to have sailed on her when she was a training ship were interviewed about the “good old days”. Further information about the Tectona and the Tectona Trust can be found on www.tectona.org
Peter Brown, former crew member and
Dr Sarah Tuck, former merchant navy
cadet share memories about their time
under sail on the “Tectona” (background)
Ports Of The South West
Falmouth, Par and Fowey were the destinations for second year Maritime Business student’s field trip.
A & P Port Operations Director, Mike Reynolds met staff and students at Falmouth and took them for a walking tour of his port. Falmouth is not only a repair and maintenance port but also involved in considerable movement of dry bulk cargo.
In addition the dredging of a new channel is being planned to allow access to a recently refurbished 400 metre quay by the largest of cruise ships. Falmouth is presently benefitting from the increasing demand for low sulphur marine bunkers required by ships entering European waters.
A&P Port Operations Director Mike Reynolds
(second right) with second year maritime
business students at Falmouth
East from Falmouth lies the china clay ports of Par and Fowey. Ports. Par has closed as a commercial port and will be developed as a marina. Tonnage passing through Fowey is significantly down, despite some attempts to diversify into the movement of other cargo types. In recent years Fowey, as a member of Destination South West has been attracting cruise ships and in 2008 the “Hanseatic”, Columbus” and “Island Sky” will be making calls. During the visit students were shown the tasks associated with the loading of china clay. Ross Facey (Ports & Logistics Manager) and Lloyd Pinkston (Transport Supervisor) were the hosts from IMERYS. The visits were organised by Jonathan Challacombe and led by Sarah Tuck and Paul Wright.
This Is Not A Pipe Dream - Visit Of Commissioner Borg
Dr Jo Borg European Minister for Marine Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) visited Plymouth at the end of April and attended an exhibition of ‘Marine Sciences and Technology - a Vision for the Future’ which had been created at the Scrieve Board in Devonport’s South Yard for the occasion. The exhibition showed the activities of the members of Plymouth Marine Science’s Partnership (PMSP) including those of the University of Plymouth’s Marine Institute. The exhibition also provided opportunity to discuss the future vision of the marine sector within the City which could be based on the co-location of the Plymouth Marine Science Partnership, the establishment of a Marine Science and Technology Park and the potential location of the Marine Management Office (required by the Marine Bill). The Commissioner showed much interest in the research activities of the Marine Institute and courses associated with training of seagoing officers.
Jo Borg talking to members of the Marine Institute
TRANSAT 2008 - An Educational Opportunity
Former University of Plymouth graduate and ocean yachtsman Conrad Humphreys made a major contribution to bringing TRANSAT 2008 to Plymouth. Part of his vision was that the event should include an educational experience for school children, so that they could discover something of the excitement of the sea and be made aware of the career opportunities associated with the sea. During four days of the Race Week more than 25 schools and 800 children participated in special events. The educational strand was supported by the University’s Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Science and Business, the Marine Institute and the Marine and Diving Centre at Coxside.
Andrew Eccleston and Helen Nance explaining the weather charts to pupils from Ivybridge Community School
Staff involved in the running of the Cruise Management programme at the Plymouth Business School were invited by Holland America Line to visit their latest ship the 87,000 got “MS Eurodam” on her inaugural visit to Southampton. The visit showcased presentations about careers at sea and provided an opportunity for a tour of the ship. Several Plymouth University students including Neil Arnold (Cruise Management) and Oliver Chasteneuf (Marine Studies – Merchant Shipping) who have both served with Holland America were also invited guests to the occasion. MS Eurodam was formally named in Rotterdam by Queen Beatrix of Holland after departure from Southampton.
Plymouth Staff and students at the “Front of House” area of MS Eurodam
Links with BRNC Dartmouth
The University and Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) have joined forces in a ten-year collaboration for the delivery and accreditation of academic aspects of the BRNC officer training programmes. The historic agreement, which was drafted and signed last summer, has now been formalised and the teaching staff involved at the BRNC have become university employees. Academic staff at BRNC will continue to be based at Dartmouth, but as university employees have full access to a broad range of university services, facilities and research opportunities. Royal Naval and Royal Marine trainees based at the college will be able to complete their BSc in Marine Studies at Dartmouth. On July 1st John Hooper took on the role of University Coordinator with BRNC.
Commodore Alabaster (BRNC) and Professor Wendy Purcell (Vice Chancellor )
(centre L and R) on the occasion
of the formal agreement
Reunions being planned by mariners who trained at the School of Maritime Studies, Plymouth.
Cadets 1970 to 1974 - Weekend May 7th / 8th 2009).
Ian Giddings, Chris Haughton and Andy Winbow are the organisers of the reunion for persons who were cadets at Plymouth between 1970 and 1974. For details contact email@example.com
The Marine Bill Discussed
In April the Devon Maritime Forum hosted a meeting to provide feedback on the draft Marine Bill* which will be part of the legislative programme of Parliament commencing in 2008. Professor Laurence Mee (Chairman of Devon Maritime Forum described the “the Marine Bill as a once in a lifetime opportunity to get things right for the marine environment”. The Marine Bill will demand the setting up of a new government Agency - the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). It is hoped that Plymouth will be favoured with the location of the MMO which will bring up to 250 new jobs to the City. The BBC Politics Show produced and later transmitted a balanced item on deliberations of the forum.
After “Almost 40 Years Of Service” Ron Hill Retires
It was in 1968, when Harold Wilson was Prime Minister and petrol cost “6 bob a gallon” that Ron Hill joined Plymouth College of Advanced Technology as a technician. For the next thirty nine years and 134 days Ron served the changing institution and yesterday celebrated his retirement from what has become one of the leading “modern” universities. During his time the demand of new technologies and their implementation into marine and maritime education has developed. Ron acquired a reputation for helpfulness and patience to staff who struggled with change. He became a friend to all. A large number of friends and colleagues including three previous Heads of the Institute of Marine Studies, joined Ron and his wife to celebrate his retirement and wish him well.
Ron Hill and his wife Ann with Head of
SEOES Professor Jim Griffiths.
Recognition For Outstanding Service To The Nautical Institute
At the Annual General Meeting of the Nautical Institute held in Antwerp, Paul Wright, Associate Director of the Marine Institute and Honorary Secretary of the South West Branch of the Nautical Institute was honoured to receive a “Certificate of Appreciation”. The citation read “awarded in recognition of outstanding service to the Nautical Institute”. Considered to be the Oscar of the Nautical Institute the Certificate was presented by the Immediate past President of the Nautical Institute, Dr Phil Anderson. The Certificate which is in the hand of the President is rarely awarded. Since the founding of the Nautical Institute in 1972 only twenty two Certificates have been presented. The Nautical Institute is a worldwide professional body of qualified mariners which seeks to promote the highest standards among those persons who manage and operate seagoing craft.
Dr Phil Anderson presents the Certificate of Appreciation to Paul Wright
Olivia Johnson (1920 - 2008)
It is sad to recall the death of Mrs Johnson, wife of Captain Johnson, previously Head of the School of Navigation Plymouth. Mrs Johnson lived a long life and finally crossed over at the grand age of 98 years. Her funeral service was held at Sherwell Church on June 9th. Dr Alston Kennerley in his book the “Making of the University of Plymouth” states;
In 1958 Merrifield Hall opened as the first of eight ad hoc halls (of residence) in which in due course over three hundred cadets at a time were to be housed. To get Merrifield Hall started Captain Johnson and his wife (accompanied by their four daughters!) moved in as resident warden and matron / house keeper until suitable staff could be appointed. Tragically Captain Johnson died within a few months, but his wife stayed on in that role with the School for many years and is well remembered by many generations of former Plymouth cadets.
Dr Dongping Song And Containers
In March, Dr. Dongping Song and Dr. Jingxin Dong visited the headquarters of COSCO Container Lines in Shanghai to speak about the development of their EPSRC funded ‘Container Management Project’. Later in the year they attended a workshop at University of Southampton, run by PROMIT (Promoting Innovative International Freight Transport) and delivered a paper titled “Successful Cooperative Intermodal Transport Strategies and ICT Systems”.
Professor Laurence MeeMoves On
After 10 years at Plymouth University and almost 3 years as Director of the Marine Institute, Professor Laurence Mee is to become Director of the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS) . Sadly this will mean him moving to Dunstaffnage, near Oban in Scotland. It is recognised that “he will be big shoes to fill”.
Professor David Head Becomes Dean At Lincoln
David Head, Director of the Plymouth Business School has moved to the University of Lincoln to take up an appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law.
Our Changing Campus- Faculty And Education
The Faculty of Education, relocated from Exmouth is moving into the new St James Street Building (to be known as the Rolle Building). It is built partly on the site of 22 Portland Square, which had a long association with the International Shipping and Logistics Group.
THEN (September 2005)
NOW (July 2008)
22 Portland Square prior to demolition
The new “Rolle” Building …same site!!
What's On? Some Future Events
Marine Renewables’ Conference, University of Plymouth
18th - 21st
European City of Culture Tall Ships, Sea Vision UK Pavilion, Liverpool
9th - 11th
‘All our Futures Conference’ University of Plymouth
Winter Term 2008 commences
‘Celebrating World Maritime Day’, University of Plymouth
For further details or comment on any of the above items please contact:
Paul Wright Editor IS&L News
Associate Director (Marketing & Outreach)
c/o University of Plymouth Business School
Tel No 01752 232466
The next Edition of “IS&L News” will be produced in summer 2008. The Editor is always pleased to receive copy