Peel completes Sheerness stage one

Peel Ports has completed its first, £27 million, round of investment at its 50-acre Wellmarsh site in Sheerness. A further 25-acres of timber storage facilities have been constructed, and the port is currently the largest terminal of its kind in the UK, handling 1.3 million tonnes of timber and forest products a year. The custom-built facility includes covered and open storage. Future development includes flexible storage and purpose-built logistics facilities, ... [+]

Going with the grain

Peel Ports London Medway has completed a £5.4m investment programme into its grain facilities at the Port of Sheerness. It includes the refurbishment of warehousing to TASCC standards and installation of a elevator/conveyor, together with new Liebherr LHM 280 craneage. [+]

Peel Ports appoints Sheerness director

Peel Ports has appointed Richard Goffin as port director at its London Medway Sheerness facility. For the past two years he was port director at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, a post he will continue to hold. He replaces previous Port Director Paul Barker, who will now head up the group’s ... [+]

Sheerness port hit by Greenpeace car protests

Greenpeace protestors in kayaks and boats boarded K Line's Elbe Highway 23,498-tonne car carrier in the Thames Estuary on the morning of 21 September as part of a protest against “toxic” diesel cars. The campaigners drew up alongside the car carrier at around 8.30am, hanging from the 27-metre-high unloading door and ... [+]

Peel Ports makes rapid progress at Sheerness

Peel Ports Group says it has reached a significant milestone in its Sheerness Master Plan, a 20-year strategy for growth, as construction progresses at the Wellmarsh area of the former Thamesteel site. Plans for the redevelopment of the 50-acre industrial estate were given unanimous approval by Swale Borough Council last year ... [+]

Sheerness cements new business

Low-carbon cement maker Ecocem Ireland has opened its second UK bulk import terminal at Sheerness. It represents a £2.5million investment with Sheerness’s owner, Peel Ports. Ecocem Ireland’s first UK bulk import facility in Runcorn opened in early 2016 and the launch at Sheerness will allow it to supply a further ... [+]

Going with the grain

Peel Ports Sheerness handled its biggest agri-bulk vessel to date in October. The 170m long, 18,000 tonne MV Arki loaded 30,000 tonnes of milling quality wheat from south-east England farms, destined for North Africa on behalf of Glencore Grain. [+]

Sheerness to develop former steel site as logistics hub

Peel Ports has gained planning permission to develop the former Thamesteel site at Sheerness as a logistics hub. The 50-acre site will be developed for the handling, storage and distribution of commodities such as automotive, steel and forest products. It will also allow enable Peel Ports to respond to increasing demand ... [+]

Heavy metal in Liverpool

Peel Ports has formally opened what it describes as the UK’s first fully-automated steel terminal at the Port of Liverpool and has confirmed plans for a similar development at Sheerness in South-east England. The a £9m investment at Liverpool’s Canada dock – with the support of Denholm Handling - will provide ... [+]

Public back us, says Sheerness

Peel Ports says that public reaction to its 20-year master plan for Sheerness has been overwhelmingly positive, according to the results of a community and stakeholder consultation programme for its proposals to expand the port estate. Nearly 300 people attended a series of consultation events in November and feedback forms ... [+]

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