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Portsmouth Port's Extended Berth Opens

Portsmouth Port's extended berth is to be given the ceremonial name of 'The Ayrton Berth', after the British engineer, mathematician, physicist, suffragette and inventor Hertha Ayrton, who was born in Portsmouth.

Completion of the port's multi-million pound berth extension, undertaken during a period of significant challenge, means the port can now manage larger ships, or multiple smaller ships at the same time.

Investment in the port's infrastructure is part of an ambitious strategy to continue growth as a leading player in the maritime industry, and one of the UK's most sustainable ports.

To mark this achievement, the berth is to be awarded a ceremonial name by Portsmouth's Lord Mayor. The berth will also be blessed by the Dean of Portsmouth Cathedral, the Very Reverend Dr. Anthony Cane.

Posted 24/09/2021 08:21

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