Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A V Dawson Invest In Teeside Expansion

New Crane Start of Expansion Aimed At New Markets
Shipping News Feature

UK – Logistics provider and port operator A V Dawson have hailed the delivery of a new €2 million harbour crane as the start of a program that will see an expansion of their current capabilities for dealing with new business and reaffirms, they claim, their commitment to the North-East of England.

The state of the art Gottwald Harbour Crane, which was delivered yesterday and is now the largest on the Tees, will increase the efficiency of discharging certain products by 200%. The crane is ideal for moving products with high volume and low weight, such as grain, and is part of AV Dawson's diversification into the renewables sector supply chains management.

"While we have a long history of creating efficiencies for our traditional clients, we must also look to the future. As far as port operations are concerned Grain could be the new steel for AV Dawson and through our investment in the Gottwald Harbour Crane we can now offer clients in the bio-fuels and bio-mass supply chains the same efficiencies that our established client base enjoys," said Gary Dawson, managing director of the company.

A V Dawson also intends to further deepen the berths at the Dawson's Wharf, which currently has a dredged depth of 6 metres, in order to accommodate bigger ships. By dredging the four berths available to them to 8.5 metres Dawson’s hope to attract new clients by enabling bigger vessels to be unloaded at their facility.