RECORD FREIGHT VOLUNES FOR PORTLAND PORT IN 2017

Freight volumes in 2017 reached a new record as Portland Port handled nearly 500,000 tonnes of cargo during the year, an increase of over 23% compared to 2016.
Cargo volumes have been increasing over the last five years and the prospects remain good for the future.  Ian McQuade, General Manager - Commercial said "2017 was another highly successful year with regards to cargo volumes, with growth in both the dry bulk and liquid bulk sectors.  Our long-term vision is for more than 1 million tonnes of cargo to be traded every year through Portland Port and work is currently underway with our business partners to increase the capacity of our dry bulk handling facilities to accommodate this.  This expansion of existing cargo streams combined with new projects indicate that we are well on our way to achieving our goal."

Admin: 20th Mar 2018 09:36:00

Other Recent News

2019 cruise season to bring economic boost to region

2019 cruise season to bring economic boost to region

At the end of every cruise season the port reviews it’s entire operation with the aim of continually improving the service it provides. As part of the ports improvement strategy, research has been undertaken over the last three years which has yielded some fantastic results for the local area. The research has been based on the activities that cruise passengers undertake whilst in port and helps put to bed the myth that all cruise passengers visiting Portland Port go to Stonehenge.

Admin: 26th Oct 2018 16:22:00

Sponsorship Requests for 2019New Notices in ForceInformal Consultation by Portland Harbour Authority on draft application for a Fisheries (Several) OrderNew Byelaws for Portland PortPortland Port holds open day at the Old Engine Shed as part of the Spirit of Portland FestivalPortland Port Employees Remove Plastics from Portland Harbour BreakwatersA Luxurious Day for Portland PortRecord Breaking Cruise ship Arrives at Portland PortPortland Port Police welcomes new ConstablesPortland Port Are Pleased To Welcome Inter Marine UK's Headquarters To The Port EstatePortland Port's 2018 Cruise Season will be another Record BreakerPortland Port gives donation to Castletown D-Day CentrePortland Port hosts educational to show tour operators what the local area can offer cruise passengersThe Royal Fleet Auxiliary's newest vessel, Tidespring, makes her inaugural call to Portland PortNew berth extension being put to good useAdonia gets rebranded at Portland PortDisney MagicPortland Port Celebrates the Completion & Opening of the Cruise Berth ExtensionCruise Berth Extension Nearing CompletionPortland Harbour Breakwater Lighthouse RestorationSurprise Visitor Starts Portland Port's Cruise Season EarlyDisney Double Leads Record Breaking Cruise Season for Portland PortFlying start to 2017 for Portland PortPortland Port’s berth extension is well underwayWork starts on Portland Port berth extensionDisney Cruise Lines to call at Portland in 2017Port moves forward with cruise berth extension plansPortland Port completes purchase of new multi-million pound tugPortland Port announce new Bunker operations in PortPortland Port scoops up another award at Cruise Shipping MiamiPort welcomes the Azores in from the cold: A surprise start to 2015 at PortlandCruise Educational a Great Success for Portland PortPortland Port announce cruise berth extension plansPortland Port becomes most popular South West cruise destination