17 August 2012

Shoreham Port has been successful in securing a new contract with Colas, an award-winning engineering firm, in the bid to resurface the runway at London Gatwick Airport. London Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport and the world’s busiest single-use runway averaging 664 aircraft movements per day, so the multi-million pound resurfacing project is an important part of the airports expansion. The million dollar investment program is part of Gatwick Airport’s commitment to bringing a range of benefits to both passengers and airlines.

The main runway is resurfaced every 11 years to maintain the best possible conditions. The stone required for the resurfacing will be shipped into the Port, unloaded on the quayside and then delivered to Gatwick Airport by road. It will see busy times ahead for the Port’s operations, with tight deadlines.

Alan Motterham, the Port’s Commercial & Operations Director said, “we are delighted to have won this contract and to contribute towards stimulating the Sussex economy. Gatwick is our local airport, and we are pleased to be helping them to improve the efficiency and quality of the runway”.

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