Felicity Landon

Felicity Landon

Ports Correspondent, Seatrade Maritime

Felicity Landon is a freelance journalist specialising in the ports, shipping, transport and logistics sectors. She has worked in the maritime sector since 1990.

Landon was named Supply Chain Journalist of the Year at the 2012 Seahorse Club Journalism Awards.

UK ports and Brexit – ready or not?

February 5, 2019

Prepared or not prepared? That’s quite a question. According to a survey on preparedness for Brexit by Odgers Berndtson, only 16% of about 100 UK ports and harbour authorities have made any ‘significant or practical’ plans for Brexit, but 59% expect a negative or strongly negative impact.

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UK Maritime 2050 – Three decades or nine weeks?

January 25, 2019

These days it is almost impossible to discuss or view anything taking place in the UK except through the Brexit prism. Truly, it’s hard to remember a time when it was otherwise. What on earth did we used to talk about?

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A vision for the future of the salvage industry

December 14, 2018

Journalists everywhere know that feeling – if someone tells you “this is not a news conference”, it’s probably worth reaching for your notebook or, at the very least, paying attention. The occasion was the International Salvage Union (ISU) marine journalists’ lunch, held in the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London.

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Ports and Brexit: A sign of queues to come?

November 21, 2018

Those arriving for the UK Major Ports Group’s (UKMPG) annual parliamentary reception could be forgiven for drawing some parallels between the long wait they endured, outside in perishing cold, rain and wind, and the dire forecasts of miles of trucks queueing outside ports in the aftermath of Brexit.

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A politician realises ports are important

September 18, 2018

Who knew it? Ports are a vital part of the UK economy, Liam Fox told a gathering of some 200 people at a reception in the House of Lords last week. And, he said, ports are not only important economic entities: “They also play a vital role in facilitating imports and exports.”

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Port of Felixstowe fiasco – what went wrong?

July 26, 2018

Crank up your PC at the start of an exceptionally busy morning and inevitably there will be a ghastly pause, a spinning clock and then the dreaded message: “Updates installed – please restart your computer”.

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