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What makes a good port facility – 01945 587070

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The dictionary definition of a port is that it is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbours where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. Whilst this probably describes every port in the UK perfectly, this description fits for the Port of Wisbech.

We are a small commercial port, offering port facilities to Wisbech, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, East Coast, East Midlands, The Wash, The Norfolk Coast, as well as offering an international ship and port facility, a container port and we work with overseas ports. We may not be the largest international ship and port facility but we offer excellent port facilities, acres of quayside space and knowledgeable professional team.

Although we are small, we have a large range of handling equipment and, along with our very experienced staff, we can offer a wide variety of port facilities, all designed to make importing and exporting as stress free as possible. We have our own weighbridge, warehouses and ample secure parking. We also offer easy access to the major Uk road routes.

With the expansion of offshore windfarms just an hour away from us, we find our extensive terminal facilities, including vessel berthing and lots of quayside, warehousing and outside storage space are well used. The Port of Wisbech also boasts the very best cranage, ships agency, ships chandlery plus fresh water and single and three-phase power facilities. These amenities mean that we have built long-standing relationships with our customers and we work hard to nuture and develop them. If you are a company involved in offshore windfarm construction then we are your ideal partners.

The Port of Wisbech offers port facilities for vessels up to a maximum of 83m L.O.A. and 13m beam. If your vessel is over 75m and equipped with an effective bow thruster you will need prior approval of the Harbour Master. All vessels are required to offer good forward visibility. In order to swing, vessels maximum forward draft to be prediction minus 3 metres. Vessels require maximum draft of tidal prediction minus 2 metres up to a maximum of 4.88m.

As part of our ongoing development, The Port of Wisbech now offers port facilities with a modern hoist that can handle large commercial fishing boats. We also offer a 100-tonne slipway, re-opened in 2011, that is capable of taking boats up to 24 metres long, which is being used by more and more companies from the whole Wash area. Previously these companies had to send their boats to Grimsby or Lowestoft for repairs or refits. Now they are coming here because we have all the facilities they need and the port facilities offer very competitive rates coupled with great amenities.

Port Facilities at the Port of Wisbech – 01945 587070

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Wisbech offered port facilities in medieval times but when the estuary of the River Ouse, became silted up, it was diverted into the sea at Lynn and the present artificial course of the River Nene was constructed from Peterborough to the Wash. The drained marshes provided rich productive farmland, bringing prosperity to Wisbech town and the port East Midlands. It was the centre of a thriving agricultural region and an important trading centre, with shipments of corn and oil seed rape along the coast and to the continent, as well as provide port facilities for imports – particularly coal from the North and timber from the Baltic.

Wisbech offers port facilities for vessels up to a maximum of 83m L.O.A. and 13m beam. If your vessel is over 75m and equipped with an effective bow thruster you will need prior approval of the Harbour Master. Vessels require maximum draft of tidal prediction minus 2 metres up to a maximum of 4.88m. All vessels are required to offer good forward visibility. In order to swing, vessels maximum forward draft to be prediction minus 3 metres.

Masters are advised that adverse weather conditions can cause large variations on prediction, affecting the restrictions on draft. Vessels of unusual construction, or with restricted or limited visibility require prior permission of the Harbour Master and may be subject to daylight only passage and/or a tug attending.12 hours notice may be required to order the tug. For any vessel sailing from Wisbech port facility in loaded or part loaded condition, maximum draft should be calculated by prediction minus 2.4 metres. All such vessels should agree their departure plan with the Pilot Master well in advance of ETD. Outward vessels in ballast are requested to have minimum draft possible prior to departure.

The Port of Wisbech offers quality port facilities at very competitive rates, including competitive wharfage dues, modern mobile cranes, over 20 tonne lifts on application and a rapid turn round.  We also offer an excellent road service to all parts of the country, diesel bunkers with water and stores available at reasonable notice. We are equipped for bulk handling and are an excellent discharge port for abnormal loads allowing minimum road transport from the port East Midlands.

The Port of Wisbech can also offer port facilities with its modern hoist that can handle large commercial fishing boats. We also offer a 100-tonne slipway, re-opened in 2011, that is capable of taking boats up to 24 metres long, which is being used by more and more companies from the whole Wash area. Previously these companies had to send their boats to Grimsby or Lowestoft for repairs or refits. Now they are coming here because we have all the facilities they need and the port facilities offer very reasonable prices.

About the Port of Wisbech – 01945 587070

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

The Port of Wisbech is a Cambridgeshire port which offers great opportunities for import and export.

This port, near the Lincolnshire border, has a range of facilities which can load and discharge vessels of up to around two and a half thousand tonnes.

Its location on the edge of The Wash enables the port to ferry goods in and out of the UK and with good road links on the doorstep any consignments can be sent onto their final destination quickly and easily, with no hold-ups.

Perhaps you need to import timber from Sweden quickly, for example. This port on the east coast can take care of everything to ensure this happens – from the Swedish load port, to chartering a ship and discharging cargo when it arrives at the East Anglia based port.

With so many experienced staff on hand at this East Midlands port, combined with excellent port facilities, customers can expect the very highest levels of professional service.

This international ship and port facility really can handle every aspect of your importation – from stevedoring through to ships agency, ship broking and freight forwarding.

Although it may not be the biggest container port, it offers plenty of opportunities for anyone looking to work with a port on the east coast, near the Lincolnshire border and not far from the Norfolk coast.

Port of Wisbech boasts its own weighbridge, warehouses, outside storage and secure parking plus has built up strong links with overseas ports and runs a fortnightly service from Riga in Latvia to Wisbech.

This connection with an overseas port enables Port of Wisbech to provide customers with a unique service.