Portland Port is having a busy start to 2017 with most berths occupied.
The ships that are alongside vary greatly in size, from the tug Norne, which accompanied the barge Cable Enterprise into port yesterday morning, to the panamax size bulk carrier, Emerald Star, which is nearly 230m long and arrived from South America at the weekend.
The port has seen deliveries of both animal feeds and cement already this year, whilst there has been a steady flow of ships into the harbour to take on fuel from the bunker terminal. Ian McQuade, General Manager – Commercial, commented,
“it has been a busy start to the New Year and it has been good to see so much activity within the port. We hope that this is the start of another strong year for Portland Port as we continue to look to grow our client base and expand our operations”.
Portland Port celebrated its 20th anniversary as a private port in 2016 and is now looking to build on the success of those first 20 years with a number of exciting projects in the pipeline.
Amy Sandford Smith: 10th Jan 2017 15:00:00
On the 14th June 2017, the cruise ship Adonia docked at Portland Port, unusually though she had no passengers on board as it was not an ordinary cruise call. During its short stay in Portland Port, the Adonia was returned to its original P&O Cruises branding before setting sail for Southampton to start its first P&O Cruise since 2016.
Amy Sandford Smith: 20th Jun 2017 15:55:00