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Wales has the largest energy port in the UK located in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire from where the port published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2019 which reported strong financial results driven by increased shipping activity.

The Port of Milford Haven achieved sales growth of 27%, recording turnover of £28.1m for 2019 with operating profit of £5.7m (compared to £22.1m and £0.9m respectively in 2018). Cargo volumes increased by 13% to 35m tonnes with over 100 LNG shipments in the year, being the second highest volume in the 10 years the liquefied natural gas terminals have operated on the Haven.

The positive achievements of 2019 provided a strong platform for the Port’s ambitions to grow further in 2020. However, the current Covid-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the many operations and activities at the Port, as well as its employees and visitors to the area. Commenting on the pandemic Chris Martin, Chair of the Port, said “In line with the Port’s core values, safety will always come first in everything that we do. I have been proud of the way the whole organisation has reacted and of their determination to remain flexible during our response.”

He continued “The Port began the new decade in a very strong financial position after a successful 2019 year in revenue terms and with a significant cash balance. This has provided a robustness to withstand the financial pressure which the efforts to stop the spread of the virus will undoubtedly have on the local, national and global economies. Additional focus will be placed on conserving cash wherever possible whilst supporting our community in the true spirit of a Trust Port and ensuring we continue to deliver on our purpose to build the prosperity of the Haven and beyond.”

Our motivation to provide jobs and drive economic benefit for current and future generations gathered pace on the multi-million pound Milford Waterfront development. Fundamental to the overall diversification strategy, the project took a significant step forward in November when outline planning consent was granted. Activity at Milford Waterfront was buoyant throughout the year with a programme of successful events and the opening of four boutique Floatel Cabins. In December plans were submitted for a flagship 100-bed hotel, with a decision expected shortly.

On the south side of the Haven, a significant amount of resource was invested in the Pembroke Dock Marine project, part of the Swansea Bay City Deal. This is an unmissable opportunity to develop a world leading marine energy and engineering centre of excellence in Pembrokeshire, with huge prospects for the supply chain. Milestones were achieved locally with support from Pembrokeshire County Council and a decision is now awaited from Welsh and UK Governments.

To consult the Annual Report and Accounts click HERE

Published in Ports & Shipping

The Welsh Port of Milford Haven located in Pembrokeshire is offering stakeholders the chance to comment on its performance, priorities and future plans. The annual Stakeholder Survey has been launched to gauge how the public view the UK’s largest energy port.

The 2018 results saw 85% of respondents respond positively, which is a 17% increase over two years. Other noteworthy outcomes were a shift in public perception around the strategy to promote renewable energy in Pembrokeshire, with an 8% increase in support up to 83%. The Port’s role in the community was widely supported as 95% of respondents agreed that it should continue its community work and 86% thought it was important to remain as a Trust Port.

Anna Malloy, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager, is encouraging anyone with an interest in the Port’s activities and operations to get involved. “The Milford Haven Waterway is a unique stretch of water that is used by a wide range of commercial and leisure craft, as well as supporting other important industries such as tourism and fishing. We’re keen to hear from as many people who interact with the Waterway and the Port as possible as we really value the feedback and use it to help shape our strategy moving forward”, she said.

The survey can be completed online at this link and should take no more than 10 minutes. Respondents will be asked to leave their contact details if they wish to enter a prize draw to win £100 of vouchers to spend in any Milford Waterfront retailer, restaurant or café.

The survey closes next Friday, 2nd August.

Published in Ports & Shipping

Dublin Port Information

Dublin Port Company is currently investing about €277 million on its Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR), which is due to be complete by 2021. The redevelopment will improve the port's capacity for large ships by deepening and lengthening 3km of its 7km of berths. The ABR is part of a €1bn capital programme up to 2028, which will also include initial work on the Dublin Port’s MP2 Project - a major capital development project proposal for works within the existing port lands in the northeastern part of the port.

Dublin Port has also recently secured planning approval for the development of the next phase of its inland port near Dublin Airport. The latest stage of the inland port will include a site with capacity to store more than 2,000 shipping containers and infrastructure such as an ESB substation, an office building and gantry crane.

Dublin Port Company recently submitted a planning application for a €320 million project that aims to provide significant additional capacity at the facility within the port in order to cope with increases in trade up to 2040. The scheme will see a new roll-on/roll-off jetty built to handle ferries of up to 240 metres in length, as well as the redevelopment of an oil berth into a deep-water container berth.

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