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Opportunity Knocks for Port of Poole

Following the recent restructuring at the port, Poole is setting its sights on generating more cargo, and has commissioned Fisher Associates to make a review of market opportunities. Said Chris Fisher: “We will try to identify specific types of cargo and customer for the port to target in this review, as we recently did for […]

All Change at Guernsey Harbours?

The States of Guernsey has appointed Fisher Associates to review the institutional arrangements for Guernsey Harbours, which operates like a Municipal Port. Options to be considered include incorporation and changing to a Trust Port. “We are pleased to receive our first commission in Guernsey, and we will be using our experience gained on similar assignments […]

Middle East Beckons Water Passenger Ferries

Following on from our work investigating the development of coastal passenger services on the UK South Coast, Fisher Associates is pleased to announce our appointment to prepare a feasibility study for the development of Ferry and Water Taxi Services around Abu Dhabi City. This appointment for a public sector authority comes at a crucial time […]

New Foray into Coastguard Services

In another first for the practice, Fisher Associates has been appointed to undertake its first review of a Coastguard Service. The Value for Money Audit for Jersey Coastguard is to consider whether the service delivers economy, efficiency and is effective. Said Chris Fisher, Principal of Fisher Associates “This appointment extends the practice experience deeper into […]

Jurassic Coast Pilot Project Studies

Following our initial scoping study completed in 2009, Fisher Associates has been commissioned to further investigate the potential for waterborne transport services with three pilot projects. Chris Fisher commented: “Given the future perspective of increased car use and the problems associated with this, and the implications of climate change and erosion on the Coast, it […]

Harwich Haven Authority Tariff Study

We are pleased to report our recent engagement by HHA to undertake a review of conservancy dues. Covering various services such as aids to navigation, VTS, dredging, and wider environmental and other obligations, the review will include benchmarking HHA against harbour dues at other ports. Chris Fisher commented: “We are very pleased to add HHA, […]