Cimbria Bulk Equipment A/S25th Coaltrans AsiaTMS Awards 2019TelestackThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Bühler GmbH
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Telestack
  • Marine Fuels 360 China
  • 25th Coaltrans Asia
  • Cimbria Bulk Equipment A/S
  • TOC Events

ABP Lowestoft consultation launched

ABP Lowestoft consultation launched

(Posted on 30/05/19)

Associated British Ports (ABP), owner and operator of the Port of Lowestoft has launched a consultation on the Port of Lowestoft Master Plan, a document that sets out ABP’s future vision for growth and development at the port from now until 2036, inviting stakeholders to have their say on the port’s future. 
Together with ABP's other two East Anglian ports, King’s Lynn and Ipswich, it contributes £360 million to the UK economy every year, supporting 5,300 jobs nationally. 
Coupled with ABP’s ongoing investment in its infrastructure, the Port of Lowestoft’s key location, makes it ideal to service important offshore wind developments off the East Anglian coast. The port supports construction and operational facilities for developments including the East Anglia One project, which will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, set to generate over 700MW and power around 630,000 British homes when it begins operation in 2020. 
Lowestoft also serves an increasingly important role in the UK’s Oil & Gas and agribulk sectors. Its tenants including Peterson UK Limited, the major logistics and service provider to the offshore energy and oil and gas industries. 
ABP Short Sea Ports Director, Andrew Harston, said: “The Port of Lowestoft is a vital component of the local and national economy. Given its significance, and in accordance with government guidance, we believe that it is appropriate to set out our proposals for the future in a comprehensive Master Plan for the port. This document details how the port could develop and what we believe needs to be done between now and 2036 to ensure that the port continues to grow in a sustainable and prosperous way. 
“Standing back, one clear message comes out of our Master Plan – that the Port of Lowestoft has a bright future ahead with real development opportunities, not least due to its location directly opposite major continental ports and its excellent links to UK’s transport network.
“ABP has long voiced concerns about the construction of the proposed Lake Lothing Third Crossing which will have a significant negative impact on port operations and marine safety if it crosses the centre of the port. We hope that the bridge promoter, Suffolk County Council, will take on board our concerns about the impact of the proposal on the Port. Whilst we are not against the principle of the Third Crossing, the current proposal will not safeguard the future of the port and the economic prosperity of the region.”

Latest News

Rotterdam’s dry cargo transparency

(Posted on 18/10/19)

The Dutch Inland Waterway Cooperative, NPRC, has digitised its ‘supply chain’ in a smart... Read more


Maqta Gateway’s new app

(Posted on 18/10/19)

Maqta Gateway, an Abu Dhabi Ports company, has announced the development of a new mobile and web-based... Read more


Air improves at Southampton

(Posted on 18/10/19)

One year on since releasing its Air Quality Strategy and pledging a series of commitments, the Port... Read more


Port Hedland old tower felled

(Posted on 15/10/19)

After almost 50 years of operation, the Port of Port Hedland Shipping Control Tower has taken its final... Read more


King's Lynn invests in grain capacity

(Posted on 15/10/19)

ABP has recently re-opened its Bentinck silo at the Port of King’s Lynn, following a £400... Read more


AV Dawson invests to service gypsum contract

(Posted on 15/10/19)

Middlesbrough freight logistics firm AV Dawson has officially opened a new £1million canopy to... Read more


RAK Ports signs Guangzhou MoU

(Posted on 09/10/19)

RAK Ports, Ras Al-Khaimah, the key maritime gateway for import and export activities of the Northern... Read more


Post-Brexit hope on Merseyside

(Posted on 09/10/19)

The shipping heritage of Liverpool City Region (LCR) could provide a major boost to the UK’s economic... Read more


Deepening of Rotterdam waterway complete

(Posted on 09/10/19)

The Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) and the Port of Rotterdam... Read more


Vancouver USA jobs boost

(Posted on 03/10/19)

The Port of Vancouver USA supported more than 24,000 jobs in their region in 2018, an increase of nearly... Read more


ViganMarine Fuels 360 ChinaTOC EventsPort of BelleduneSailors SocietyPort of Stockton
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Vigan
  • TBA Group

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping