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Armitt Step Closer to Build Terminal at London Thamesport

first_imgzoom UK shipping agent and logistics company The Armitt Group has signed a heads of terms agreement with the London Thamesport’s owners Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group to build a 120,000 square feet multimodal terminal at the port. Construction of the site and warehouse are scheduled to begin in early May, and the company expects that freight could start moving through the new facility as early as autumn this year.Armitt Multimodal Terminal South, as it will be known, is the first in a three stage investment by the Armitt Group to develop similar facilities in the Midlands and North of the UK within the next three years.“What we are bringing to Thamesport, through this agreement, is our expertise in breakbulk handling, which is why Hutchison finds us attractive as a partner. We see this deal as being the start of a very long-term successful relationship with Hutchison Ports,” Nicholas Marshall, Commercial Director at Armitt, said.Additionally, Armitt said that it plans to handle additional breakbulk cargo from the port and is currently in talks with HPH Group to secure an additional area to handle shipments of aggregates for consumption.last_img read more

Pothole Repair Season Begins

first_imgAs the weather warms, provincial highway crews are starting to shift operations from snow clearing to repairing potholes. “While we had a lot less snow this year, the frequent swings in temperature are very hard on our roads,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “We had cold snaps and snow throughout March. Once we have consistent dry and warm weather, crews will head out in full force to repair potholes across the province.” Crews are currently performing temporary cold mix repairs. More permanent hot mix asphalt will be used when asphalt plants open up around the province in May. Grading of gravel roads will also begin as conditions allow. During the spring thaw, gravel roads are often too soft to allow the necessary heavy, road-repair machinery. Once gravel roads dry out and firm up, they can be graded without risk of damaging their overall strength. “We ask that drivers keep an eye on road conditions, slow down in rough areas, and avoid swerving into other lanes to avoid potholes,” said Mr. MacLellan. Typically, potholes form as water freezes then thaws within cracks in the road. Nova Scotia’s climate makes the province’s road particularly prone to potholes. The department has more than 400 staff focused on road repair and maintenance this time of year. Motorists can help provide information on problem potholes by calling the province’s toll-free number, 1-888-432-3233 or by tweeting @NS_TIR.last_img read more