Port of Tyne unveils £1million investment in cargo handling
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The investment means Port of Tyne will be at the forefront of technology and systems at all UK ports, and underlines its position as a key player in the growth of offshore renewable energy industries.
In an announcement on Thursday, November 5, the Port revealed more about the improvement work.
It will include the installation of dust bosses, which create a continuous water mist spray to prevent dust particles flying into the air, and pyramid covers that enclose the top sections on the eight cargo grabs.
Skirting on hoppers will also be brought to the Port, helping to increase airflow, and a micro-fogging system will be installed at strategic points within the warehouse and on the ventilation units, making dust fall to the floor.
Matt Beeton, Chief Executive, said: “These measures ensure that we are doing everything we possibly can to decrease dust emissions to the lowest level possible.
“We have, over recent months, been carrying out a range of proactive investigations and have engaged the services of the best external, independent, professional advice to support our improvements.
“We were aware the situation needed improvement and this investment in the very latest innovation and state-of-the-art equipment underlines our determination not just to meet standards, but to go over and above them, with best practice in every area of the business.
“Noticeable improvements have already begun, and more will follow.”