3 January 2017

Shoreham Port would like to wish its customers and stakeholders a very happy and prosperous New Year. The Port remained busy during the final quarter of 2016 and continues to be well positioned for the future.

The Port will be looking to increase cargo throughput in 2017 and looks forward to welcoming new and diverse commodities, in addition to existing cargoes. Alan Motterham, Commercial/Operations Director commented “We would like to thank our customers and stakeholders for their continued support. Indications are that 2017 is set to be another busy year but with a cautious outlook for all commodities. We look forward to working with all parties throughout the year.”

There will be a significant amount of change in 2017 with new staff joining the Port in January and long serving staff due to start retirement later in the year. Investment in staff will continue, with a wide range of training programmes being rolled out. Safety remains our top priority and there will be further first aid training run for our staff, bringing the total amount of first aiders at the Port up to a staggering 76.

2017 will also see the release of the updated Port Masterplan. A consultation for the revised Masterplan will start in the spring, with copies available for collection from Nautilus House and for download from the website. The Masterplan has been successfully providing a clear and coherent framework for the long term planning of the Port.

There are many exciting events lined up for this year, including Shoreham Port’s Public & Stakeholders Meeting on Tuesday 16th May, the Brighton Fringe Boat Tours on Monday 8th May and the main Boat Tours event from the 18th – 21st July. Details for these events will be released nearer the time on the Port’s website – www.shoreham-port.co.uk and via Facebook and Twitter @shoreham_port.

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