In the 2021 March budget, the Solent was shortlisted as the potential site for one of eight Freeports to be set up in the United Kingdom. The Government’s Freeport ‘Bid Prospectus’ set out the overall scale of a Freeport and demonstrated how the maximum ‘outer boundary’, a 45Km circle, could fit with the geography of … Continue reading The Solent Freeport puts our focus back on Dibden Bay
In the last budget, the Solent was shortlisted as the site for one of ten Freeports to be set up in the United Kingdom. Since that time, we've seen little or no detail in the public domain regarding what the Freeport opportunity could mean for the Solent region. In this article, we try firstly to … Continue reading What might the ‘Solent Freeport’ mean for the Solent area?
The Solent Freeport bid was submitted by Solent Local Enterprise Partnership based on a coalition of businesses, associated local authorities and other partners. In today's budget announcement, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced that Solent has been selected as one of the eight UK sites for which Freeport's will now be developed. This report from the … Continue reading Solent Freeport bid shortlisted in the Chancellor’s Budget announcement
Story from the Portsmouth News, October 10th 2020 More than 150 people have lined the shoreline in Portsmouth to show plans for a massive electricity infrastructure project in the area will be met with stiff resistance. Aquind aims that undersea cables will run ashore in Eastney as part of a £1.2bn project connecting the electricity … Continue reading Protesters line shoreline in Portsmouth to oppose Aquind cable plans
The MOD has issued the following statement: "The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has today announced that Solent Gateway Limited has been chosen as the preferred bidder to manage and develop the commercial potential of the Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre, one of the UK’s military ports. The 91-hectare port facility near Southampton provides the MOD with … Continue reading Marchwood
The container cranes on what used to be 201/2 berth at Southampton Container terminal are over 400 ft high. They are visible from many parts of Southampton. Absolutely vital to the maintenance of the port as a major player on the international stage, but one is bound to wonder where the race for size will … Continue reading A change to the Southampton skyline
A report in the Daily Echo shows Southampton to be the UK number on port in a number of categories, including car trade, cruise ships, and container efficiency
Posted on 09 Mar 2013 Inevitably, the Port of Southampton has a massive influence on the way the Solent works. So SPS were delighted to take the opportunity of a conversation with Doug Morrison, the Port Director, Ray Blair ,the deputy Harbourmaster, and Sue Simmonite, the Environment manager. We ranged over several topics, and what … Continue reading Understanding ABP