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Investment brings larger vessels to Grimsby east port

Tue, 30 May 2017

A £1.85m investment into the refurbishment of the slipway at Port of Grimsby east includes a boat hoist able to accommodate vessels up to 600 tonnes.

The ability of the 200-tonne hoist to handle larger modern boats, combined with the restructured slipway, opened in March, enables the port to diversity and expand its business.

Martyn Boyers, CEO of Grimsby Fish Dock Enterprises (GFDE), which owns both the port and Grimsby Shipyard Services (GSS), which carried out the work, said: “This is an investment into the future of the Port of Grimsby east and coincides perfectly with expectation of more vessels.

“The Siemens development in Hull, the existing offshore activity in Port of Grimsby east and the recent announcements from Dong Energy with ABP in Grimsby, all underline the potential we have as an area. This investment is good for us, good for our Council and supports the community. It is a real opportunity for doing business.”

The port’s original slipways were engineered around 1930 to cater for the developing fishing trawler fleet, but the development of modern vessels, including trawlers and offshore renewable vessels, raised concerns over the longevity of the existing Slipway facility. This prompted GFDE’s decision to invest into a new facility.

North East Lincolnshire Council funded 50% of the overall project cost.

Source: Rebecca Jeffrey

- See more at: http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/industry-news/investment-brings-larger-vessels-to-grimsby-east-port#sthash.foD9zgTT.dpuf

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