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New wharf

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    01 September 2001 - 02:00

     

    "The first barge has been unloaded at Lafarge Aggregates’ new commercial wharf at Wakefield Europort, which uses the region’s waterways to carry construction materials into the heart of West Yorkshire."

    "The £2.3 million site, which was developed with the aid of a government Freight Facilities Grant, will remove up to 250,000 lorry journeys a year off regional roads. Instead, a fleet of 500-tonne barges will carry sand and gravel to the site from Lafarge’s Besthorpe Quarry, near the river Trent in Nottinghamshire, on a 13h journey via the river Ouse and the Aire and Calder Navigation."

    "As part of the project, a new dispatch conveyor is being built at Besthorpe and two barges have been purchased by Lafarge to supplement the use of independently owned vessels."

     

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