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A fruitful partnership

[ February 11, 2016   //   ]

A business partnership which brings around a quarter of Britain’s bananas into the country is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

The Port of Dover, Seatrade Reefer Chartering and terminal operator George Hammond celebrated a decade of running twice weekly shipping services through a port more widely recognised as the busiest ro ro terminal in Europe. To mark the anniversary, the Port presented a commemorative plaque to Seatrade representatives at Fruit Logistica show in Berlin.

In 2014 the Port registered record tonnage for the banana, perishable and other sensitive cargoes from Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

The port has now started work on the Dover Western Docks Revival scheme to create a new terminal with two dedicated cargo berths and distribution facility.

Pictured: James Ryland -MD at George Hammond plc; Eik Schuster – chartering manager, Seatrade Reefer Chartering; Barbara Buczek – Dover director of corporate development; and Steve Wale – George Hammond plc.

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