9 May 2014

Over the last five months Shoreham Port has been exceptionally busy, handling a variety of new cargoes and accommodating an increasing number of shipments each week. As a thriving commercial port and a key economic driver, Shoreham Port is committed to maintaining the highest levels of service offered to customers.

To accommodate the increase in business Shoreham Port has recently promoted two existing members of staff within the Operations Division and has recruited an additional six dockworkers who are due to start throughout May and June.

Shoreham Port would like to congratulate Gary Knight and Shane Harmer on their recent promotions. Gary started as Assistant Training and Stevedoring Manager also on the 1st April and said “I have been at the Port for 16 years now. I started as a Dockworker, then a Plant Operative and following that a Supervisor and I am thrilled to now be taking my first steps into management. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to progress my career.”

Shane began his new role as Terminal Foreman on the 1st April and said “When I first joined the Port my intention was to progress my career and I am delighted to now be working as a Terminal Foreman. I’m really enjoying the new role and look forward to new challenges in future.”

In addition to the promotions, the Port are delighted to welcome on board two new full time members of staff, Lyndsay King and Ralph Hodgetts. Lyndsay has joined Shoreham Port’s Accounts Department as an Accounts Assistant and since starting on the 16th April has already been out on a port tour and property tour and is getting to grips with the unique port environment.

Lyndsay commented “I have had such a warm welcome into the Port and the staff have been so friendly and helpful, especially as my nautical lingo was very limited! I really enjoyed my tour and was surprised at the size of the Port and the various activities going on.”

Ralph started as a Workshop Fitter on the 1st May and is based over at the Port’s Operations Division. Ralph commented on his new position “I am pleased to be making a new start at Shoreham Port, it is great meeting new people and taking on new challenges. I look forward to a happy future at Shoreham Port.”

With a busy rest of the year ahead, Shoreham Port are well equipped to meet and exceed the expectations of their customers and continue to fulfil their role in supporting the local and regional economy. 

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