Kent’s Seacon Terminals replaces jetty following £3m funding package
Kent port operator Seacon Terminals has replaced its jetty following a £3 million funding package from Lloyds Bank.
Based at Northfleet’s Tower Wharf, Seacon’s facility, which features several warehouses, 16 heavy goods vehicles and two ships, enables the handling and trade of materials such as wood, steel, lead and other metals.
Seacon applied for a development loan from long term banking partner Lloyds Bank after declaring its previous, 1950s-built jetty to be “beyond its design life”, receiving a package of £3 million to help build the 25-pile-long link.
Daren Rose, relationship director at Lloyds Bank, said: “Kevin and the team at Seacon continue to demonstrate great ambition for the growth of the Northfleet site, and we’re proud to be backing them to deliver that.
“Like the fleet it operates, this is a business that doesn’t stay still, and we look forward to seeing what its future holds.”
Development is also underway on the firm’s new offices overlooking the Thames, which are expected to be finished by Christmas next year.
Kevin Jeeves, finance director at Seacon Terminals, said: “The role of Seacon Terminals in facilitating considerable trade of materials requires us to have the latest, most efficient equipment.
“As a business, we’ve been with Lloyds Bank for several years now and they’ve been by our side over that period, providing the funding and guidance we’ve needed to grow.
“The new jetty link and office revamp are the latest example of this and will help us to offer an even more professional and slick service to our clients.”
Work on the new jetty was carried out by Sussex-based contractors Mackley.
Featured image credit: Seacon Terminals