A new paved haulier waiting area has added 14,200 sq m of floodlit, herringbone-style parking slots to the Medway, UK facility, providing space for 60 extra vehicles. This will be used in conjunction with the vehicle pager system already employed at the port.
An extra 2,400 sq m of container storage area has been added to Thamesport’s dedicated rail terminal. The railhead currently handles four services daily, running to Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Doncaster and Coatbridge (Glasgow). The additional space will improve handling efficiency by providing a storage ‘buffer’ for rail container exchange.
The construction of a further paved area of 38,700 sq m and a container storage yard of 37,700 sq m gives the port the capacity to store an additional 8,000 teu of empty containers, bringing its total capacity to 12,000 teu and equipping it to deal with rising volumes.
Improvements are also planned at the nearby Maritime Container Services (MCS), which is owned and operated by Thamesport. A new 9,500 sq m gate will soon replace the existing depot gate at the facility.