Port of Teignmouth welcomes its first cruise ship

Ports & Terminals — By on July 23, 2015 at 12:41 PM

History was made at ABP’s Port of Teignmouth with the visit of its first ever cruise ship.

The Hebridean Princess, a luxury cruise ship, arrived from Dartmouth carrying 50 passengers.

They were welcomed by the town officials before embarking on a day trip around Teignmouth, which included a visit to Compton Castle.

The cruise ship departed Teignmouth in the evening, to the sounds of a sea shanty group bidding them farewell.

It may be the first cruise call but the Port of Teignmouth is a thriving facility handling more than 400, 000 tonnes of cargo each year and playing a key role in the supply chains of regional industries.

Teignmouth Port Manager Dave Atkin said: “This is a historic day. The visit of the Hebridean Princess not only demonstrates our capacity for handling cruises at Teignmouth but also the appetite for cruise companies to bring their passengers to see this beautiful part of the world.

“We hope that this is the first of many cruise calls at Teignmouth and look forward to welcoming many future passengers to this attractive Devon destination.”

About ABP South WestABP’s South West Ports, Teignmouth and Plymouth, contribute £100 million to the UK economy every year and support over 1, 500 jobs in the region and 2, 000 jobs nationally.

  • ·       The Port of Teignmouth handles 250, 000 tonnes of agricultural products every year.
  • ·       The Port of Plymouth is the UKs shortest and fastest ferry crossings to Brittany and Northern Spain, ferrying around 450, 000 passengers each year.

About ABP

ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator with 21 ports and other transport related businesses creating a unique national network capable of handling a vast array of cargo.

ABP contributes £5.6 billion to the UK economy every year and supports 84, 00

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