The Port of Poole remains open for business

The Port of Poole remains open for business

In accordance with Government guidelines, the Port of Poole remains open for business. Supporting supply chains and keeping freight flowing at this critical time is a national priority. We would like to reassure our customers and partners, that we have implemented a number of measures to ensure we remain fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 “Keeping our workforce and port visitors safe whilst remaining operational is a top priority. Therefore, we continue to work closely with Public Health England (PHE) and Port Health to ensure that we are following the most up-to-date recommendations. We have a comprehensive protocol in place for the port.” said Dave Laut, Safety and Security Manager, Poole Harbour Commissioners. 

Albeit with additional health and safety measures in place, the Port of Poole continues to run on a relatively normal basis for commercial shipping entering and departing the port. Our pilots continue to offer a pilotage service within the PHC district, albeit with stringent social distancing procedures in place.

As an essential route for goods, Brittany Ferries is now operating an unaccompanied freight only service from Poole. And Channel Seaways continues to offer a lifeline service to the Channel Islands. 

Jim Stewart, CEO, Poole Harbour Commissioners said: “The Port of Poole is very much open for business with freight services and bulk cargo continuing to flow. I’m very confident that the measures we have put in place will ensure that we maintain an efficient and effective service.”

For further information please contact the PHC team on 01202 440200 or email: pooleharbourcommissioners@phc.co.uk

 

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