After a very successful first year of boat tours, with over 600 people attending over the two day event, the Port is delighted to confirm that they will be running more boat trips next year. The Port will be opening up its gates on 9th May, running a day of boat trips as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. Back by popular demand is also the Port’s two days of back to back boat trips for the local community and business groups. These will be taking place on 11th and 12th July. Georgia Ellis, Marketing and Communications Assistant commented “What better way to experience the Port but from the water, and after such rave reviews and feedback received, we are committed to ensuring that next years will be even more of a success!” More information will be circulated about the boat trips in the spring including how to book your place.
The Port’s biannual newsletter, PORTlife will also be available from February. Have you ever wondered where all of the timber at Shoreham Port comes from? In this edition we cover the life cycle of timber and the people who are involved in the processing, transporting and handling of one of our major cargoes – and of course many more interesting articles! Please call into the Nautilus House reception to collect your copy from February or call 01273 598100 to be added to the mailing list.
The skyline is set to change at the Port in the New Year. Planning permission for two wind turbines and work is due to start in early in 2016. Two Norvento nED100 wind turbines will be situated on the seaward side of the Outer Lay-by Terminal off Basin Road South. The turbines will on average be capable of producing annually 555,000 kWh of electricity, matching the energy demand of the Port’s pump house. This proposal forms part of the Port’s wider energy strategy, of which solar power is already playing an important role.
Commercially the Port is expecting to be busy and optimistic that trading will get off to a strong start. To keep to date on upcoming events, developments and trading at the port follow us on Twitter @shoreham_port or sign up to our weekly news clips on the website www.shoreham-port.co.uk.
As you can see it is going to be an eventful year for the Port but for now, Shoreham Port would like to wish you a Happy and prosperous New Year!