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

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Informal Consultation by Portland Harbour Authority on draft application for a Fisheries (Several) Order

Informal Consultation by Portland Harbour Authority on draft application for a Fisheries (Several) Order

Portland Harbour Authority invite interested parties to a drop-in session to find out more about our plans to apply to Defra for a fisheries order legally known as a Several Order. Several Orders are granted for setting up or improving private shellfisheries and in this case will relate to crustaceans and molluscs. In securing the Order the harbour authority’s policy is one of “being supportive of improving the cultivation/ management of the fishery but in doing so it must be mindful of the activities of the harbour’s existing users and the environment.”

Admin: 13th Sep 2018 08:58:00

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