Local Residents enjoy tour of ABP Port of Ayr

May 12, 2017

Fort Residents’ Association members visit Port of Ayr

Members of the Fort Residents’ Association enjoyed a tour of the Port of Ayr on Tuesday 9 May. As part of their visit, residents were shown around the port facilities by members of the ABP team. A further highlight of their visit was a tour of port operations, which included the activities of Peacock Salt who are based at North Harbour and highlighted how the port provides a vital link to European suppliers for a locally based business.

Angey Stovell, Member of the Fort Residents’ Association, said: “We thank ABP and Gregorie Marshall of Peacock Salt for organising this wonderful visit. It was fascinating to see how the Port of Ayr operates and we were very impressed by how efficient and clean it is.”

Stuart Cresswell, ABP Port Manager, Ayr and Troon, said: “The Port plays an important role in connecting Ayrshire Businesses to both their buyers and essential suppliers. We are committed to engaging with the local community and it was great to welcome the members of the Fort Residents’ Association at our port and to be able to show them first-hand what we do.

“We believe that facilitating port tours like this one not only de-mystifies the operations of the port but also showcases our excellent facilities which handle 300,000 tonnes of cargo every year to support business in Ayrshire and beyond.”