Events

We regularly hold meetings relating to projects that we are working on. CMAL employees also speak at conferences and industry events. You will find details of all public events we are hosting or attending below.

Upcoming events

Past events

Public Meeting on redevelopment of Brodick Ferry Terminal

  • Date: 03 December 2012
  • Location: Brodick Hall, Brodick, Isle of Arran
  • Attendee: CMAL

Following the commencement of the design development stage of the infrastructure improvements at Brodick Ferry Terminal, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) would like to invite local individuals, groups and businesses to contribute towards the plans. You are therefore invited to attend a public meeting on Monday 3rd December 2012 where CMAL will discuss the redevelopment works, as well providing an update on the review of potential new vessels to serve Arran and Mull.

 

EU Maritime Day event: Smart Regions and Cities need Intelligent Ports

  • Date: 20 May 2011
  • Location: European Maritime Day Conference, Gdansk, Poland
  • Attendee: Guy Platten and Andrew Flockhart of CMAL

Guy Platten, Managing Director, and Andrew Flockhart, Business Planning Manager will be presenting at the EU Maritime Day Conference in Gdansk on 20th May.

They will be taking part in a workshop titled "Smart Regions and Cities need Intelligent Ports" where Andrew will be delivering a talk called "The Importance of Ferries and Harbours to Island and Rural Communities...A Scottish Perspective" and Guy will sit on the expert panel to take part in the debate. Richard Hadfield of Transport Scotland will also take part in the panel.

The workshop will focus on the need for intelligent ports in the context of the EU wide concepts for Smart Cities and Regions. It will presents three best practice examples and debate how the EU can support the development of smart cities with intelligent ports and how to promote smart and sustainable maritime activities at a local level. The debate will evolve around the experiences gathered by the panel in crossborder and Motorways of the Sea cooperation. It aims to identify areas in need of future action to support smart, sustainable growth in maritime transport across the EU.

More information on the event can be found on the European Maritime Day website.

Public Meeting on potential future options for the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry service

  • Date: 20 April 2011
  • Location: Terminal Building, Ullapool
  • Attendee: CMAL, Scottish Govt. Ferries Division, CalMac

Following an assessment of ferry provision on the Ullapool – Stornoway route, Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), along with colleagues from CalMac Ferries and Scottish Government, will be holding an event on 20th April at 6.30pm, for local residents to hear more about potential future options for the Ullapool – Stornoway ferry service. 

The public meeting will take place at the Terminal Building in Ullapool. Representatives from CMAL, the Scottish Government’s Ferries Division and CalMac will be holding the meeting with co-operation of the Ullapool Harbour Trust.

At the meeting, the team will present the findings and options presented in the recent STAG appraisal of the ferry route, subsequent detailed technical and funding analysis and will answer any questions that residents may have. 

Guy Platten, Chief Executive of CMAL commented: “Team members will be on hand to provide information and update residents on potential changes to the ferry provision on this route.  

“The Ullapool – Stornoway route is a vital service for the west coast of Scotland and we hope that residents will take this opportunity to hear about the options to improve and invest, as well as provide us with feedback and suggestions.” 

Public Meeting on future plans for Stornoway-Ullapool ferry provision

  • Date: 16 March 2011
  • Location: Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BW
  • Attendee: CMAL, CalMac Ferries, Scottish Government, Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar

Following an assessment of ferry provision on the Stornoway-Ullapool route, Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), along with colleagues in CalMac Ferries and Scottish Government, will be holding an event on 16 March 2011 for Lewis and Harris residents to hear more about future plans for the Stornoway/Ullapool ferry service.

The public meeting will take place at Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar's offices on Sandwick Road at 7pm. Representatives from CMAL, the Scottish Government's Ferries Division and CalMac will be holding the meeting in partnership with Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar.

At the meeting, the team will present the findings and opinions presented the recent STAG appraisal of the ferry route, subsequent detailed technical and funding analysis and will answer any questions that residents may have.

Guy Platten, Chief Executive of CMAL commented: "Team members will be on hand to provide information and update residents on potential changes to the ferry provision on the island.

"The Stornoway/Ullapool route is a vital service for the residents of the Isle of Lewis and we hope that residents will take this opportunity to hear about the options to improve and invest as well as provide us with feedback and suggestions."

Presentation from the event

Scotland’s Maritime Future: Developing an industry of the sea policy for energy, fisheries, transport, manufacturing and tourism

  • Date: 22 February 2011
  • Location: Sun Microsystems Executive Briefing Centre, Linlithgow
  • Attendee: Guy Platten

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Theme

Due to the diverse nature of shipbuilding, marine renewables, marine leisure, consulting, fisheries and transport etc, it not necessarily easy for those organisations whose work is influenced by Government policies relating to the sea to easily jointly influence Scottish Government thinking on the matter. The European Commission and some many European countries have already adopted integrated approaches. This conference will give a cross-section of stakeholders the opportunity to discuss how a joined up policy can serve the needs of Scotland's maritime industries.

 

Speakers include:

Haitze Siemers
Head of the Unit for the North Sea and the Baltic, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Tim Hurst
Thematic Manager, Marine Renewables, Scottish European Green Energy Centre

Guy Platten
Chief Executive, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd

Iain Ross
Marine Operations Director, Briggs Marine

Alan Burns
Director, Scottish Ports, Forth Ports plc

Professor Alfred Baird
Professor of Maritime Transport, Edinburgh Napier University

Patrick Carnie
Maritime Strategy Manager, Maritime Industries Leadership Council

Stuart Ballantyne
Managing Director, Sea Transport Solutions, Queensland, Australia

Peter Wild

Managing Director, GP Wild

 

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.mackayhannah.com/upcoming-conferences/maritime-future/