DAN Shipping help BBC with documentary
On Thursday 21st January, DAN Shipping was invited to Hull Truck Theatre to attend the exclusive preview episode of a documentary series – Sea Cities – that BBC Two is airing, telling the stories of people who live and work around Britain’s ports and rivers.
This episode featured the Humber Estuary, which is one of the most treacherous waterways in the UK, as well as one of the busiest, focusing on how the Humber dock workers co-ordinate a rare cruise ship visit to Hull. It also highlights the teams whose unseen work helps keep the shipping lanes safely open and observes the teams who manage cargoes in and out of Immingham, which is the largest cargo port in the UK.
DAN Shipping arranged access for the BBC to board the MV “Popi-S” which, at the time, was carrying the world’s largest cargo of biomass into Immingham. Liaising with owners, charterers, shippers and the BBC, DAN Shipping ensured all indemnities and documentation were in place to allow film crew to board the vessel with the inbound pilot and film the passage from the anchorage to the berth with some interesting developments along the way. Their contribution also included liaising closely with the BBC prior to filming and during the vessel’s stay in port.
Steve Pullen, Managing Director of DAN Shipping said: “It was a pleasure to be invited to attend the exclusive preview screening of the documentary following our work in assisting the BBC with their filming.
“When the BBC initially approached us to help them with their documentary we were more than happy to offer our services. We can see why they chose to film the MV “Popi-S”, not only because of its size but also as the vessel is so vital to the UK’s power supply.”
DAN Shipping is one of the UK’s leading independent port agents, handling a range of cargoes at ports throughout the UK.