9 April 2020
Shoreham Port has been busy this week, with departments across the whole organisation working hard to ensure the flow of important cargos into the country, as well as essential maintenance works continue to operate as smoothly and safely as possible.
At the beginning of the week, the Property department welcomed the news that the Global Wind Energy Council will be renting a unit at the Port’s Lady Bee Enterprise Centre. This exciting partnership could present the opportunity to further the Ports ambitions to harness green energy to reduce emissions, alongside Spinny and Gusty, their two 100 kilowatt Novento wind turbines that power the Port’s Pump House.
Tom Willis, Chief Executive commented “As we recover from the impact of Covid 19, I believe the focus on sustainability will be greater than ever as people become more concerned about looking after themselves and the world we all share. Our sustainability plans continue to develop well and as a result of some good work by our Engineering team we have recently placed an order for nine 100% electric vehicles.”
Meanwhile, workers at Shoreham Port’s new subsidiary company, Shoreham Port Solutions have been carrying out essential works on the Port, and the Ports Engineering team have made good headway with the demolition of shed one, Shoreham Port’s largest storage shed. The shed demolition is part of the Port’s wider plan to regenerate the harbour area and continue to grow commercial activity, making way for ArcelorMittal to reconfigure their existing steel premises at the Port, thereby upgrading the Port estate.
Alongside these developments, the Port has plans underway for a range of affordable new storage units for local businesses. The Engineering department are also continuing to ensure the protection of the Port’s coastline, with their biannual shingle transfer moving an incredible 30,000 tonnes of shingle in recent weeks.
Shoreham Port’s Marine team have also been hard at work, assisting Newhaven Port with an impressive tow of a large vessel, Excalibur last weekend. Alex Pearson, Marine Operations Assistant managed to capture the towing action from aboard tug boat Acamar, which have been shared on the Ports social media channels this week.
Further updates about Shoreham Port’s recent activity can be found via their website, or by following the links to their social media channels which include regular photos and videos captured by the Port team.