Back in February, Minister Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government visited Shoreham Port to view the Power Station Quay ahead of its development to create additional space to maintain the growth of the Port.
The first cargo to be unloaded onto the new quay was a shipment of 88 water pipes for a project in Reading. Each electric blue pipe weighed 3.4 tonnes and was 8 meters long, with a diameter of 2.4 meters at the collar.
Following the departure of the water pipes, the next cargo imported onto the quay was 61 modular buildings for a housing project in Southampton. The modular buildings will be stored on Fishersgate Terminal and the Power Station Quay for a short time.
Shoreham Port received a grant for the development from Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership under the Regional Growth Fund, which ensured the project went ahead creating initially three jobs with another seven expected as the use of the quay increases.
Peter Davies, Development Director at Shoreham Port commented “It is great to be able to utilise the space now available on the Power Station Quay. Already the new quay has accommodated multiple shipments and proved a very worthwhile investment.”
The quay will be used to store an assortment of cargoes and Track-A-Pack access points will be installed to allow for additional timber cargoes.
Alan Motterham, Commercial/Operations Director added “Having the extra quay space available will enable us to handle larger volumes of cargo and serve more customers, all helping to secure the long-term success of the Port.”