Key highlights, facts and figures for 2022

31 Dec 2022

As 2022 draws to an end we’re sharing some of the key highlights, facts and figures of what’s been happening in the Cattewater, Port of Plymouth, this year:

βš“ The commercial wharves in the Cattewater have facilitated over 2.2 million tonnes throughput in the last 12 months. The Government states that any port that moves over 1 million tonnes of cargo per annum is defined as a major port.

πŸš› These ships have taken an estimated 65,000 lorry moves off the road network from other UK locations to Plymouth.

🌍 Over 200 ports have traded with Plymouth in the last 12 months, both nationally and internationally, as far afield as Taiwan and Mexico.

πŸ›₯ There have been nearly 1000 pilotage moves in 2022 all conducted by our Pilots, who work 24/7 365 days a year. On Christmas Day there were three vessel moves. 

🐟 Fishing, specifically shellfish landings, in the Cattewater continue to increase year on year.

πŸ“š Port businesses continue to invest in the future workforce through marine apprenticeships via local training provider SeaRegs.

βœ… Future technologies continue to be reviewed and embraced within the Port of Plymouth. Hydrogen, for example, is now utilised on port equipment ashore and afloat resulting in cleaner operations.

πŸ’» Turnchapel Wharf continues to drive innovation, with new stakeholders such as FUGRO establishing in Plymouth. The city is now on a par with Singapore for high level subsea remotely operated vessel (ROV) training courses.

πŸ‘ There are thousands of indirect jobs supported by the Cattewater and the Port of Plymouth. 

β›΅ The Cattewater team were integral to the logistical support for SailGP from moorings and diving to VIP logistics.

οΈβš“The team maintained over 250 moorings and swim marks in line with our own mooring specifications. 

🚀 750 overseas visitors were welcomed to Plymouth from our new visitor pontoons, arriving to our waterfront via a range of tall ships and super yachts.

 πŸš’ Over 4,500 cruise guests visited Plymouth directly into the Barbican. Feedback received by cruise operators, guests and Plymouth businesses was fantastic and we look forward to supporting more cruise visits next year. 

🌱 We supported the Queen’s Green Canopy project to dedicate the kelp forests of Plymouth to Queen Elizabeth II, working with Lewis Pugh and the QGC team.

🀩 Each month a local primary school is hosted by the Port, learning about trade, travel, and opportunities to work in maritime here in Plymouth. This is an ongoing project as part of the Millfields Inspired programme and PCIP. 

πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ We were headline sponsors of the inaugural Plymouth Harbour 10K run route around the Cattewater, supporting the Chestnut Appeal and Devon Mind.

⚠ We supported the Oreston Village Green water safety party along with other local businesses and agencies including the RNLI, Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. 

We now look forward to a busy and progressive 2023!