Busiest day of the year for Port of Lowestoft
PUBLISHED: 13:28 02 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:28 02 August 2017
The port of Lowestoft experienced its busiest day of the year so far as a fleet of vessels made use of its facilities.
Visiting vessels – including a broad mix of survey, supply and tug boats and a bulk carrier loading grain at the silo – were at ABP’s port of Lowestoft last Friday, July 28,
Among the vessels was the Dart Fisher, which is James Fisher and Sons’ largest offshore support vessel used for conducting support operations in the renewable and maritime engineering sectors.
The general cargo ship, Paula C, carrying grain, was the longest ship visiting the port on the day.
The surge in customer numbers choosing the Port of Lowestoft has come in part as a result of ABP’s continuous investment in improving the port facilities and its excellent location.
Andrew Harston, short sea ports director, said: “July 28 aptly demonstrates the strategic location and function of ABP’s Port of Lowestoft. Experiencing full berths, the port supported local agricultural exports, the UK Border Force and the development of offshore wind farm activities with Greater Gabbard in operation, Galloper under construction and Scottish Power Renewable’s EA One in development.
“All of these activities stimulate Lowestoft and the surrounding region’s economy. They also highlight the importance and need for quayside facilities within Lake Lothing, which need to be fully considered when designing the new third crossing to ensure that the capabilities of the port are enhanced and not compromised.
“It is fantastic to see the port full of ships and the economic activity that is generated as a result and I would like to thank our customers for choosing Lowestoft and the ABP Lowestoft team for doing a great job in operating the port.”