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New dry bulk storage facility at Port of Teignmouth

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Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Teignmouth recently completed construction of a new bulk store facility. Local company Bridge Construction competed the work on the facility earlier this year.

It has been designed to take into account future flood levels and ABP worked closely with Network Rail to ensure its construction did not affect rail services, which run in close proximity to the port.

The completion of a new bulk store facility takes ABP’s investment at the Port of Teignmouth to nearly £1 million in the last two years.

The first delivery for the 600 m2 facility arrived on the MV Lady Ami, which carried over 2400 t of dry bulk from Cefetra, a major importer of grains and animal feed raw material.

Port Manager for Teignmouth and Plymouth, Dave Atkin said: “In addition to the recent purchase of a material handling crane, this new bulk store adds up to a £900 000 investment in the Port of Teignmouth.”

ABP Short Sea Ports Director, Andrew Harston, stated: “Teignmouth is a great example of a local ABP port handling cargoes on behalf of local customers. This is also helped by the close working relationship with the Teignmouth Harbour Commissioners who are also investing to deepen the channel which is key to the port’s ongoing success.”

In 2015, the Port of Teignmouth handled a total of 395 000 t of cargo, which was carried by a total of 198 ships.

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