Categories: News, Peel Ports, SheernessPublished On: 04.03.2019187 words1 min read

Peel Ports Group has reached a significant milestone in its Sheerness Master Plan, a 20-year strategy for growth, as it completes its first round of multi-million pound investment at its Wellmarsh site.

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Over the past 12 months, Peel Ports has invested a total of £27 million into its 50-acre Wellmarsh site, as part of plans to drive significant growth at the port and strengthen its position as a leading terminal for bulk timbers, automotive and other sectors.

The ongoing development includes the transformation of the former Thamesteel site, into flexible storage and purpose-built logistics facilities, including 23-acres of car storage for the port’s automotive clients.

A further 25-acres of timber storage and treatment facilities have been constructed, helping position Sheerness as the leading port for bulk timber products, it is currently the largest terminal of its kind in the UK, handling 1.3 million tonnes of timber and forest  products a year.

Peel Ports will extend its  facilities even further over the next 12 months, as it embarks on work with customer Rowlinson Timber to develop and deliver a bespoke timber treatment facility.

Article appears on the Peel Ports website here