Bulk cargo vessels mainly berth at Princess
Royal Jetty. Vehicle access directly from the trunk road avoids
going through the town, and speeds up turnaround times. The
availability of a fully certified weighbridge and commissioning
of a new purpose built sampling station has made this an excellent
location for handling the import and export of bulk shipments
including grain, oil seed rape, fertilizer, road salt and peat.
Princess Royal Jetty
The jetty is serviced with fresh water, fuel and electricity.
Lighting provides the possibility of safe late night working
when necessary. Bulk cargo vessels up to 90 metres in length
and 6.0 metres draft can use the western side of the jetty.
Berths 2 and 3 on the Eastern side of the jetty may also be
available for vessels up to 140 metres in length and 6.2 metres
draft Depending on the tide cycle during a proposed visit, a
greater water depth may be available to allow shipments of over
7,500 tonnes to be considered.
The North Breakwater has been used successfully to export grain
consignments of over 12,000 tonnes, and could accommodate larger
vessels. The addition of a wave wall in 1999 has significantly
reduced downtime and improved the working environment, making
this a practical option.
The Authority is committed to providing the
best facilities and service. We will work in partnership with
you to assist in any aspect of a port call, and liaise with
users to ensure that shipments are completed with the minimum
of fuss or disruption, thus maximising the benefits to all parties.
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