Intermarine UK ramps up Portland Port operations with £450,000 of new equipment
Maritime engineering company Intermarine UK is ramping up operations, at its new 2400sqm fabrication and welding facility at Portland Port in Dorset, UK after taking delivery of £450,000 of new machinery, the company announces in its press release. Inter Marine Group President Slawomir Kalicki said the Polish-owned company has invested its own cash reserves into the equipment, which include bending machines, welding sets, CNC plasma machines and laser cutters. In addition, Mr Kalicki said since beginning operations in January the company has created 20 jobs, including 15 labourers and five office-based positions. In total he said 60 new jobs should be created in the next two years. Intermarine’s investment in Portland has further been welcomed by the UK Government and the local authority. The new Portland operation has already won orders including a £600,000 deal to supply piping to a major British shipyard as well as combing equipment.
Portland Port prepares to welcome world's biggest cruise ships
PORTLAND Port says it is off to a 'flying start' for the new year as it welcomes lots of marine traffic – and prepares for the world's biggest cruise ships. Following a year in which it marked 20 years as a private port and continued its cruise ship boom, port chiefs are looking forward to a prosperous 2017. A major project for the port this year is the completion of the extension to the main cruise berth at the outer coaling pier. The new facility, due to be completed in the spring, will further strengthen the port’s position by being able to accommodate vessels with length overall's (LOA) of more than 340 metres. http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/15015215.Portland_Port_prepares_to_welcome_world_s_biggest_cruise_ships/
Portland Port to welcome largest-ever cruise ship in 2017
Disney Cruise Lines’ Disney Magic is to be the first cruise ship of over 300m in length to call in Portland when she makes her maiden visit to the UK port in May 2017. Able to accommodate more than 2,800 passengers, Disney Magic will call as part of her 15-night transatlantic crossing from Port Canaveral, Florida to Copenhagen, Denmark.Upload News