Poole Harbour receives upgrade

May 15, 2018 by  

After significant investment enabled progress, Poole Harbour will be visited by cruise ships this year.

Around £10 million has been spent on transforming Poole Harbour. The South Quay will be able to cope with the arrival of cruise ships this summer. Brochure printing in Poole can be useful within the tourism industry.

Jim Stewart is the chief executive of the Poole Harbour Commissioners and he told the Bournemouth Echo:

“Cruise ship calls to Poole will double in 2018 and, we are anticipating, will double again in 2019. South Quay enables us to take advantage of the ever popular and rapidly expanding cruise ship market. This will bring much valued revenue and opportunities to Poole’s economy and beyond.”

Phil Armstrong is a leading engineer at Poole Harbour. He pointed out that the transformation of South Quay was carried out on schedule. He confirmed that the cost of the work did not exceed the budget and paid tribute to the competence of the contractors involved. Public consultation and environmental responsibility did not derail the harbour improvement process.

Although South Quay was not open to cruise ships earlier in the year, yacht transfers and cargoes took advantage of the facilities available. Surfacing work had to be completed so that cruise ships could be accommodated. A large natural harbour, Poole is known for its attractiveness and firms like Grand Circle Line Cruises are aware of the opportunities available.