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Humber Barges Ltd is working with partners to re-start the carriage of
aggregates on the Humber and connecting waterways, and to develop a ‘Port of
Leeds’ at Stourton.
In 2008 the Company was asked to assist with towing 'Leicester Trader' (a historic River
Trent dumb barge) from the Aire & Calder to Newark where it has been
refurbished and preserved as a floating waterway museum under the direction of
Humber Barges were very pleased to sponsor this
seen below on the River Trent on 30th June.
Photo by Malc Slater
On Wednesday 24th September
Fusedale H loaded 315 tonnes of gypsum at Rampton Wharf (Cottam Power
Station) on the River Trent for delivery to the new Lafarge plasterboard
factory at Ferrybridge. This trial trip was principally to test the loading
arrangements at Rampton (former aggregate wharf) and also to determine how
much gypsum could be loaded in a vessel designed to carry aggregates, without
further 'opening out' of the hold.
Discharge was undertaken, on this occasion, at
Kellingley Colliery, pending provision of facilities at Ferrybridge Power
Station wharf which is adjacent to the new factory.
It is hoped this movement will become a regular
feature, complementing rail deliveries.
(All photos by Malc Slater)
Fusedale H entering Ferrybridge
lock on the Aire & Calder Navigation loaded with gypsum.
Three pictures showing
Fusedale H arriving at Kellingley Colliery wharf and being discharged
using a mobile crane with clamshell grab:
For more information on any
aspect of Humber Barges please contact us on:
Christine Oatway, Managing
0757 2847006 (24 hrs)
David Lowe, Director:
07785 502478 (24 hrs)
Gerald Whiteley, Director: 01282 812456
|| Humber Barges
Humber Barges Ltd:
95 Denby Dale Road,
Wakefield, WF2 8DJ
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