Port’s £140,000 makeover as we sail into ‘post-pandemic world’

Associated British Ports (ABP) has improved the facilities at Port of Troon in South Ayrshire.

Port’s £140,000 makeover as we sail into ‘post-pandemic world’ Email

Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested around £140,000 to enhance the facilities at Port of Troon in South Ayrshire.

As part of improvement works several new projects have been completed, including the refurbishment of the port’s main entrance lighthouse and west pier linkspan.

Two new automatic access control barriers have been installed, as well as security fencing to enhance health, safety and security at the port.

In addition, works have been undertaken to construct several waste bays to support local fishermen.

West pier terminal: Control barriers have been installed.Email

New signage and nature information boards for the public have also been installed.

The nature boards showcase the type of animals found in the area, including grey seals, eider ducks and cormorants, and aim to raise awareness of the wealth of wildlife among members of the local community.

Linkspan: The port has remained fully operational throughout the pandemic.Email

Stuart Cresswell, ABP port manager for Troon, Ayr and Silloth, said: “Whilst 2020 was clearly a hugely challenging year for all businesses, ABP has continued to make active investments in and around the harbour with the port remaining fully operational throughout the pandemic.

“Moving forward into a post-pandemic world, it is my genuine belief that Troon’s easily accessible location from both the sea and from the land in terms of road and mainline rail services, north-east-facing entrance and great onward transport links will see the port continue to not only continue to be a safe haven for seafarers during storms but also play an increasing role in a UK-wide renaissance of its maritime sector.”

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