Since the launch of Shoreham Port’s Twitter page in March this year, the Port has successfully engaged with a number of community groups, organisations and individuals. Twitter is an excellent way for people interested in Shoreham Port to keep up-to-date with port activities, the latest vacancies, event information and developments around the Port. Twitter is also an effective way for the Port to deliver real-time information to the public.
Follow the Port on Twitter @shoreham_port. There is also a link to the Twitter account via the Port’s website shoreham-port.co.uk. As Shoreham Port’s presence on Twitter grows, the Port has also launched a Facebook page that is open to all and will be particularly beneficial for leisure customers, mooring at the Port.
Key information from the Port’s Marine Department will be posted on the Facebook page allowing group members to send feedback and ask questions at any time. In addition to Twitter and Facebook, the Port has a LinkedIn account to share industry knowledge, advertise vacancies and network with other port related businesses.
A You Tube channel is also being developed to deliver exciting videos straight from the Port. There is a recent upload from a port employee (A Pilot’s Eye View) sailing in on a commercial vessel as the piloting team safely navigates it into the Port.
Although Shoreham Port has many exciting plans to further their involvement within social media, the Port still places great importance on their tangible publications such as the Annual Report and newsletter PORTlife. Both of these publications will continue to be published in hard copy format as well as online and are always available from the Port’s main reception at Nautilus House.
Katie Orchin, Marketing and Communications Assistant at Shoreham Port commented “We have had a fantastic response to our Twitter and other social media pages. It is great to be able to communicate and engage instantly with our connections and keep up-to-date with what other businesses and organisations are doing in our area. I look forward to developing each site and strengthening our relationship with our stakeholders.”