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Portland Port adds expertise

[ April 13, 2012   //   ]

Portland Port has appointed Lee Davis as business development manager to bring cargo to the facility off the south coast of England near Weymouth. The former naval dockyard is now a thriving commercial facility and, as well as its ongoing contract to support the Royal Fleet Auxillary (RFA), offers over 2,000 metres of alongside berths and 11.6 metres at the deepest alongside berth. Vessels of up to 300 metres long can be handled, subject to Harbour Master’s approval.

Davis says: “The site is currently undeveloped and has a huge amount of potential for the cargo community. We are ideally placed to serve not only the South West but Southern England and the Midlands as well. As we move towards a more port centric logistics environment I can see no better place to be than with a port that has no congestion and allows ships to be alongside in 2- 2½ hours.’’

Ian McQuade, the port’s commercial manager commented: “Lee brings with him 25 years of experience in the Freight & Logistics industry working within the Logistics division of P&O and most latterly for Westerlund the specialist forest products terminal operator.”



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