Shoreham Port are pleased to announce that after a series of repair works the Outer Layby terminal is back in full operation. The repair works not only included an intensive dredging programme to get the sea bed level and to a depth where vessels can access it safely, but also extensive work on the quay edge where considerable damage had occurred.
Recovering the berth has enabled Shoreham Port to accommodate and discharge two vessels on the terminal at one time, instead of one. With the terminal now fully operational the Port can also use the extra space available in Shed 10 much more efficiently, with the shorter distance for the cargo to travel from the ship.
The Port focuses on utilising as much of the space available on the Port as possible for commercial use given the amount of new enquires being received. The team are also currently working on expanding the width of the Power Station quay to accommodate a larger amount of cargo and open up the area for further storage.
The Outer Layby is predominately used for the discharge and loading of timber and with the second berth now available, the Port’s Operations Division look forward to welcoming further vessels to the terminal.
Julian Seaman, Harbour Master and Director of Marine Operations commented “We have been eager to get the Outer Layby terminal back in action and it was great this month to finally see two vessels being successfully discharged from each berth. Having the Outer Layby fully operational will enable us to increase our annual tonnage volumes, contributing to the long-term commercial success of the Port.”