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Beyond the port

We are at capacity.

Our efficient operations means we can manage current cargo levels, however projections suggest that unaccompanied freight will increase and trailer storage will become essential.

As a critical port we provide resilience to the short sea crossings by easing congestion and can support a growth in UK trade and changes to how this is processed.

There are pockets of land in and around the port, which make sense to incorporate into usable areas, but this isn’t enough.

Creating space beyond the port is a priority

Over the next 12-24 months our focus is:

  • Priority for expansion of unaccompanied trailers and satellite storage, improving logistics supply chain
  • Advanced discussion regarding a six hectare outside of  the city site to create state-of-the-art freight and business facilities, incorporating fast electric charging, automation – looking beyond traditional modal services
  • Opportunity for additional HMRC facilities
  • Reducing traffic congestion on major networks, smart highways and driver notification systems