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
At the end of every cruise season the port reviews it’s entire operation with the aim of continually improving the service it provides. As part of the ports improvement strategy, research has been undertaken over the last three years which has yielded some fantastic results for the local area. The research has been based on the activities that cruise passengers undertake whilst in port and helps put to bed the myth that all cruise passengers visiting Portland Port go to Stonehenge.
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