Making Waves with Successful Port of Hull Open Day
October 23, 2018
LARGE SCALE OPERATIONS: Members of the public enjoyed views on 1 Quay at King George Dock, Hull.
This Sunday, the Port of Hull opened its gates to allow the public to have a very rare glimpse of what goes on behind-the-scenes.
Around 300 people enjoyed the Port of Hull Open Day which showcased the booming operations of the 3,000 acre site including the All Weather Terminal, P&O Ferries, Green Port Hull and Hull Container Terminal.
At Port House, guests received a warm welcome by Port Manager for Hull and Goole, Chris Green and he gave the group an informative talk about the background of the port and how it drives vital operations to keep Britain trading.
“We’re very proud of our thriving port and the operations behind it that continue to support the nation and it was fantastic to give the public the opportunity to share these inner workings with them,” said Chris Green, Port Manager for Hull and Goole.
“It was a real pleasure welcoming everyone, hearing their stories and seeing their level of interest in our port. Some of our visitors were delighted to return to the port after working there many years ago.
“There was a real air of excitement on the day with people of all ages enjoying the spectacular operations and as such, we’ve had some phenomenal feedback which encourages us to hold more open days in the future.”
Armed with goody bags, guests hopped onto a coach to view large-scale operations including an array of cargoes, huge vessels, state-of-the-art cranes and a plethora of mighty machinery.
Members of the public were also treated to a sniffer dog display by Border Force, a high-pressure water fountain spectacle by the SMS Towage Pullman fire tug and the environmentally-friendly Envirocat boat, run by Hughes Marine, showcased it’s workings by gathering marine plastics.
After an hour-and-a-half trip along the many miles of port road, the ABP tour guides received a well-earnt round of applause and were inundated with questions about the port.