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Harwich International Port Limited
Parkeston, Harwich, Essex,
CO12 4SR, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1255 242000
Fax: +44 (0)1255 241400


The Haven Gateway Partnership:

Has a strong lobbying role on behalf of the Haven Ports

Is raising the profile of the Haven Gateway area

Is campaigning for improvements to the sub-region's infrastructure

Has set up the Maritime and Logistics Skills Centre, an ambitious training initiative to promote career opportunities in the ports, shipping and logistic sector and focus on training issues to ensure the right mix of skills and knowledge are available for this growing sector

Is working to attract more cruise business and tourism

Advises and supports businesses looking to relocate to the area

As a key member of the Haven Gateway Partnership, Harwich International Port supports a broad range of activities designed to promote the Haven Gateway and secure its future as one of Europe's principal port complexes.

A public/private sector body, the Haven Gateway Partnership aims to raise the area's profile and secure funding for regeneration schemes.  Key issues include training, skills and recruitment requirements, which are being addressed by its Maritime and Logistics Skills Center; attracting more cruise business to the region; and gaining infrastructure improvements, in both road and rail.


Harwich International Port has worked hard to promote our local region to passengers arriving into Harwich.  One of the key objectives is to market the East of England as the destination of choice for the discerning traveller.  http://www.visitessex.com/downloads/itineraries.aspx


Harwich Haven Authority (HHA) was established by Act of Parliament in 1863 to safeguard the best natural haven on the east coast of England.  As the conservancy and pilotage authority, HHA provides services for shipping using the commercial ports of Felixstowe, Ipswich, Harwich International, Harwich Navyard and Mistley.  Its purpose is to conserve, protect, regulate, maintain and improve the Haven and its environment, based on the principles of sustainability for the benefit of all users.

The Stour and Orwell estuaries are designated as a Special Protection Area under the EC Birds Directive and as a Site of Special Scientific Interest under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.


An exciting future is planned for Old Harwich, bringing with it opportunities for developers, local businesses and residents.  The new Harwich master plan sets out long-term regeneration, involving commercial, residential and leisure developments, which will bring new life to the town while reflecting on its long martime heritage.  The proposals will complement plans for a new container port on the adjoining Bathside Bay.  The vision is to create in Old Harwich a vibrant and creative new quarter that will become the focus of new employment, housing, tourism, commercial and leisure activities.




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