Port of StocktonDocksolidTBA - Software Solutions & Services for ports, terminals & warehousesStemmTelestackThe Maritime Standards Awards 2018
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • TMS Tanker Conference 2018
  • Docksolid
  • Ovet
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Vigan Engineering S.A

Peel Medway invests to support Kent grain

Peel Medway invests to support Kent grain

(Posted on 16/08/18)

Peel Ports London Medway has completed a significant investment programme into its grain facilities at the Port of Sheerness, strengthening its existing proposition for Kent’s established grain market. Peel Ports Group is the UK’s second largest port group, owning and operating six of the UK’s most important ports.

Over the past 12 months Peel Ports has invested a total of £5.4m to upgrade its handling and storage facilities at the south east port, increasing its import/export capacity and capability.

This includes the refurbishment of warehousing into TASCC accredited grain storage and the installation of a state-of-the-art elevator/conveyor to ensure vessel loading operations conform to high industry standards when handling food products.

Additionally, the investment has enabled the purchase of new Liebherr LHM 280 Craneage, which will enhance quayside productivity and increase import and export capabilities at the port.

Peel Ports has also invested heavily in specialised operational training for employees to ensure optimal storage and handling processes.

In a strong harvest year, the UK’s south east farmers produce an estimated two million tonnes of wheat and 240,000 tonnes of barley. The investment by Peel Ports in its Medway facilities now put it in a prime position to export any surplus grain supply in the region to destinations around the world.

Richard Goffin, Port Director at Peel Ports London Medway, said “Since we opened our grain facilities at Sheerness in 2016, we have been constantly investing in new ways to transform our grain import and export capabilities to better support farmers in Kent, Sussex and the south east.

“This latest round of investment will offer improved facilities for farmers importing and exporting grain from Kent and provide a more efficient and cost-effective route to market.

“It also bolsters our 20-year master plan for growth at Sheerness which will enable us to diversify our offering and ensure sustainable growth, further investment and jobs creation at the port.”

Peel Ports’ 20-year Master Plan for growth at the Port of Sheerness, outlines a commitment to the sustainable expansion of the port, including improvements in transportation and access as well as increased socio-economic benefits for the region.

Latest News

Vancouver USA approves strategic plan

(Posted on 14/09/18)

The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners have unanimously approved the port’s 2018 Strategic... Read more


Pilbara’s new record

(Posted on 14/09/18)

Pilbara Ports Authority has announced another shipping record as part of its August 2018 shipping figures... Read more


Leading ports combine in climate action

(Posted on 14/09/18)

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has announced the launch of the World Ports Climate Action Programme... Read more


BPA welcomes ‘no deal’ proposals

(Posted on 14/09/18)

The British Ports Association has welcomed new Government proposals to help ensure maritime vessels... Read more


Euroports major Investment ready for new sugar season

(Posted on 11/09/18)

Euroports and Antwerp Port representatives, along with their clients, have officially inaugurated the... Read more


PD Ports’ partnership with Seacon

(Posted on 11/09/18)

PD Ports has formed a partnership with Seacon (SG), a UK port-based terminal operator, freight forwarder... Read more


Latvia growing via German ports

(Posted on 11/09/18)

In the first quarter of 2018, Latvia recorded the strongest real growth among European states. The seasonally... Read more


Haropa success in strategic trades

(Posted on 11/09/18)

In a context in which HAROPA seaborne traffic globally remains stable, at 45.8 M tonnes, the first six... Read more


Long Beach emissions fall even as cargo rises

(Posted on 03/09/18)

The Port of Long Beach is continuing to outperform 2023 clean air goals for diesel particles and sulphur... Read more


CN recognises customers and supply chain partners for sustainability

(Posted on 03/09/18)

The CN EcoConnexions Partnership Programme celebrates companies that pledge to work to reduce their... Read more


TMS Tanker Conference 2018Vigan Engineering S.ATOC EventsSailors SocietyCleveland Cascades LtdMULTIMODAL 2019
  • Sailors Society
  • Cimbria Bulk Equipment A/S
  • MULTIMODAL 2019

Subscribe to our newsletter

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