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Summer 2009 Company Visit to Port of Boston

Summer 2009 Company Visit

emita Members Only Summer 2009 Company Visit to Port of Boston

Port of Boston, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6BN
Wed 19th Aug 2009, 18:30 to 20:30

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As part of emita’s summer programme of events, we are pleased to offer our members the opportunity to visit the Port of Boston and find out first-hand what really happens there.

The Port of Boston on the Wash was established in 1886 and has a long history of handling agricultural and timber products. Following the Port’s privatisation in 1990 operations were expanded to handle steel imports from Northern Europe, primarily for the car industry in the UK, in addition to a dedicated terminal for paper imports from Norway.

The development of a sophisticated container handling operation means that the Port now handles approximately 1.5 million tonnes of cargo per annum. The Port has regular container services operating to Norway, Sweden and Spain with overall some 750 vessels per annum being handled through the Port. General trades are the import of animal feeds and timber in addition to up to half a million tonnes of grain exports per annum.

The visit will take place on Wednesday 19 August 2009 at 18h30 and we have arranged an interesting evening for you as follows:

Programme
18h30    
Registration and refreshments

19h00     Presentation from the Port Director, Andy Lawrence

19h30     Tour of the Port including Q&A session

20h30     Close

Our hosts can only accommodate 20 guests, so bookings will be accepted on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in attending, please register online, email Elizabeth at emita@emd.org.uk or phone her on 0115 947 1767.

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