According to the Property Data Report 2013* there is £80 billion worth of warehousing in the UK. But, at any one time, how much of it is lying dormant, unutilised?
In the past, removing wrecks from an area of coastline was conducted from a pragmatic perspective. Local authorities would make an assessment of the likely dangers to navigation and the impact on the natural environment and then decide if the wreck should be left in situ or taken away for disposal. Today’s different approach requires almost all wrecks to be removed and the natural environment restored to its original condition.
We live in an age of fast moving business and virtual transactions, where the explosion of the internet and social media has permanently changed how businesses operate; however for those organisations that have expanded into the Middle East, the corporate world is a very different place.
In June 2012, alongside the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) represented the world’s shipowners at the United Nations ‘Rio+20’ Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro.
Scottish residents are about to vote on whether the country should become independent. The rest of the UK won’t get a vote (even if they’re Scottish!) but the outcome matters to all of us for practical not just emotional reasons.