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Shipping minister visits Shoreham port
11:00am Thursday 14th February 2013 in News
A government minister inspected a port’s regeneration plans.
Shoreham Port welcomed shipping minister Stephen Hammond.
During the tour, Rodney Lunn, the port’s chief executive, provided a presentation about its priorities and masterplan.
This is designed to provide a 25% growth in trade by 2026, create hundreds of jobs and guide development in the area.
Mr Hammond said: “I am keen to get out and visit our ports, which provide a vital service to the UK.
“It was a good opportunity to see Shoreham, one of our coastal niche ports, which handles a broad range of cargoes for Sussex, the surrounding hinterland and beyond.”
The minister was given a tour of the port’s commercial east arm.
This included seeing the new Parker Steel processing complex, which includes a three-and-a-half- acre main hall, and a specialised grain facility built by Shoreham Silo Services, which has been operational for a few months.
It comes as both Brighton and Hove City Council and Adur District Council issued development briefs for those looking to regenerate the area.
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