10th October 2002
As part of its plans to develop a modern container terminal at Bathside Bay, Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, owner of Harwich International Port, is proposing to create compensatory intertidal mudflat through alterations to the positions of sea walls. This habitat creation will redress the predicted environmental impact on habitats and birds due to the intended port development.
An environmental appraisal and survey of suitable land, particularly around Hamford Water in Essex, is being undertaken, involving interested parties and liaison with regulatory bodies, to assess the potential effects of the re-alignment proposal.
Bathside Bay adjoins Harwich International Port, and is being developed as a new container facility within the Harwich Haven ports area, which already includes the UK’s largest container port at Felixstowe. When complete, the Bathside Bay terminal will boast 1,400 metres of quay and provide 500 new jobs at the port, plus many more in associated industries.
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Harwich International Port (HWH) is one of the UK’s leading multi-purpose freight and passenger ports with excellent road and rail links to the Midlands, London and the South East. It is ideally located for North Sea freight and passenger traffic to and from Scandinavia and the Benelux countries, offering first class ro-ro, ferry, container and bulk operations.
HWH is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in 15 countries throughout Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Today, HPH operates a total of 30 ports together with a number of transportation related service companies.