11 February 2011

A final farewell was made to Trevor Linscer who retired last week after 47 years of service working in Shoreham Port's Operations Division as a skilled crane and forklift driver. On leaving school, Trevor completed a 3 year engineering apprenticeship and then worked for a range of businesses at the Port, including the importers Beeves on South Wharf for 6 years, and Sussex Haulage on Sussex Wharf. Trevor has discharged and loaded a huge variety of cargoes over the years including timber, potatoes, cocoa, cars, steel and bales of waste paper.

Outside of work Trevor enjoys holidays with his wife in his motor home and photography.  Everybody at the Port wishes this popular long-serving colleague the very best in his retirement.

French engineering student Guillaume Robelet (pictured right) has been given the opportunity to spend six weeks at Shoreham Port on a work experience placement.  Back home in Rouen, France, Guillaume is an Engineering student working in the port for Thomas Services Maritimes, where he is currently studying for a degree in mechanical engineering at Evreux College and any spare time he has is spent playing basketball with his friends. Guillaume is keen to learn more about dredging operations and the modern dredging techniques used by the port for levelling the seabed both In Shoreham Harbour and many other harbours along the south coast of England.

Guillaume said "The port of Shoreham is a very dynamic and busy port; I am fortunate to have the experience of working here and it allows me to complement my theory knowledge and be involved in real experiences. I hope it will be the beginning of a good collaboration between our two ports. I'm looking forward to passing on the knowledge I have gained onto my fellow students". 

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