Strategy

Strategy

The Port of Milford Haven’s primary objective is to remain an efficient and competitive gateway within the UK’s national transport network, facilitating easy access for our customers to their markets in the UK and overseas.

Achieving this mission will ensure the Port continues to fulfil its role as a key driver of economic activity and growth, particularly in Pembrokeshire and the Swansea Bay City Region, whilst operating at the highest standards of safety and protection of the environment. The Port provides its customers with the ability to operate on a very large scale, ensuring the resilient delivery of essential energy supplies to the UK market on a basis that minimises environmental impact across the global supply chain and helps keep UK PLC internationally competitive.

In the interests of the local economy the Port is seeking to achieve greater diversity in the range of activities being undertaken. The sustainability of the core operation and the achievement of diversification requires the Port to retain a strong ability to finance investment (with a focus on port-related infrastructure and services), promoting the development of additional linkages to the Port and working with partners to expand the range of activities carried out, in particular at the facilities at Pembroke Port and Milford Docks.

The Port has put in place certain strategies to achieve this; however, the timing and delivery will depend on market conditions and the strength of the economy as a whole. The strategies are to:

  • Continue to provide high quality responsive services to customers, including the major energy terminals;
  • Facilitate the development of Milford Waterfront focused on marine leisure, retail and fishing;
  • Facilitate the development of Pembroke Port into a centre of excellence for marine renewables, engineering and stevedoring services including ferry operations;
  • Facilitate the effective and appropriate development of non-port-related landholdings;
  • Work with existing infrastructure owners/operators to help achieve increased asset utilisation, commercial growth and inward investment;
  • Introduce new deep water trades based on the development of new general-purpose deep water berths; and
  • Support the creation of additional transport linkages to the Port.

 

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