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Shipping Minister opens Portsmouth’s new £9m linkspan

Portsmouth International Port's new £9m linkspan has been officially opened by Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani MP.

The linkspan, which is best described as a drawbridge to get cars and lorries on and off of ferries, will help the port manage the 900,000 vehicle movements that travel through it each year.

The new piece of infrastructure is the first step in a £20m investment programme to ensure Portsmouth maintains its position as the UK's largest and most successful municipal port, with improvements set for cruise, freight and ferries.

Portsmouth is the second-largest cross-channel port and offers the most routes to northern Europe of any UK port.

Posted 21/08/2018 09:44

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