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2017 sees record freight volumes for Portland Port

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Dry Bulk,

Portland Port on the South coast of England recorded record freight volumes in 2017. The port, which is just off the coast of Dorset, handled nearly 500 000 t of cargo during the year, an increase of over 23% compared to 2016.

According to the port, cargo volumes have been increasing over the last five years and prospects remain positive for the future. 

General Manager (Commercial), Ian McQuade, said: "2017 was another highly successful year with regards to cargo volumes, with growth in both the dry bulk and liquid bulk sectors. Our long-term vision is for more than 1 million t of cargo to be traded every year through Portland Port and work is currently underway with our business partners to increase the capacity of our dry bulk handling facilities to accommodate this. This expansion of existing cargo streams combined with new projects indicate that we are well on our way to achieving our goal."

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