On what proved to be a rainy second day of the operation, the port’s owners, Associated British Ports (ABP) successfully discharged and placed in the covered storage 2,750 tonnes of bagged ammonium nitrate from the cargo ship Priscilla, which was berthed inside the terminal in completely dry conditions.
Mike Sellers, the deputy port manager, said: “Despite the heavy rain, the ship was discharged with continuous working thanks to the terminal being completely enclosed, which meant that the bags remained in a pristine condition throughout the operation.
“If this shipment was handled at a conventional quay, the adverse conditions would have delayed operations and possibly the ship’s departure. The success of this shipment illustrates the efficiency of the All-Weather Terminal.”
More on this and other news in Sea Breezes Magazine - December 2009 Issue