It’s been an exceptionally busy start to the year at Shoreham Port. Trade has continued to increase and the Operations Department have been working hard to manage an increase in commercial vessels.
Shoreham Port’s dedicated Ships Agency work within the Operations Department and have local expertise and know-how on where to source cost effective solutions to optimise visits to the Port and enable quick turnaround times for vessels. Commercial vessels arrive carrying a variety of cargos including woodchip, timber and steel, and all have differing requirements.
As well as vessel demands, the Ships Agency has been liaising with the support vessels for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. This requires meticulous planning from the team for tasks such as crew changes, sourcing crane equipment and arranging anchor storage in port. These requests often need urgent attention due to the nature of offshore business.
The Port has had in excess of 400 vehicles either collecting or delivering timber into the Port since the start of the year, as well as a high number of bulker lorries using the Port’s weighbridge services. The logistics & haulage team are focused and efficient and are committed to ensuring all requests receive the high level of service provided at Shoreham Port.
The Operations Department managers and dockworkers have been busy, discharging and loading the high volumes of cargo, often working overtime, including weekends to accommodate the increase in trade.
The Port has had in excess of 80,000m3 of timber to store on its terminals, which means it must be stored neatly and efficiently to ensure quick dispatch. Our state of the art track a pack system enables our customers and ourselves to keep track of every pack of timber, so they can order as required.
Beth Evans-Gay, Commercial & Operations Director at Shoreham Port commented “It has been an encouraging start to 2018, with a growing demand for our services. I would like to thank my team for their hard work and commitment during this exceptionally busy time. The team remained focused during some periods of bad weather and worked together, alongside our ships agency, to ensure we continued to deliver the highest levels of service to our customers.”