18 October 2013

Shoreham Port’s Operations Division handles a diverse range of cargo every week, from timber to steel and grain to recycled glass. In addition to these, the team recently dispatched a delivery of housing units for a site in London.

The housing units, manufactured in Latvia, are a temporary solution to the shortage of housing in the Battersea area of London. The ‘ready to go’ housing units have already had plumbing and electricity installed and are fitted with radiators, windows and doors. Once the units are unloaded from the lorries in Battersea, they will be erected to build a block of accommodation units.

Alan Motterham, Commercial/Operations Director at Shoreham Port commented “The units were loaded on ships at the Port of Riga and were then shipped to us at Shoreham. Unloading the housing units was a complex operation for the team. Some of the larger units required specialist lifting equipment to ensure the safe removal of the units from vessel to land. It is always exciting to see new types of cargo enter the Port and be successfully unloaded by our highly skilled team”.

Shoreham Port’s experienced workforce enables large scale projects like this to take place. The Port continually invests in its machinery and facilities to deliver a first class service to customers. Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive of Shoreham Port added “As we enter the final quarter of the year we expect to see a continued high number of vessels visit the Port. Our team are on hand to deliver a fast and efficient service and look forward to embarking on new projects in 2014”.

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