New bulk store at the Port of Teignmouth takes first delivery

March 31, 2016

Left: The recent delivery of dry bulks from Cefetra has filled the Port of Teignmouth’s new bulk store.

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

The bulk store is the latest investment at the Port of Teignmouth and was constructed by local company Bridge Construction, who completed the work earlier this year. It was 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 first delivery for the 600m2 facility arrived on the MV Lady Ami which was carrying more than 2,400 tonnes 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, said: “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 tonnes of cargo carried by 198 ships.