MP urges port shop to stock local

MP FLICK Drummond has urged the new boss of the city's ferry port stock local produce in its store.

Tuesday, 4th April 2017, 5:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:52 pm

Portsmouth South MP Mrs Drummond met Mike Sellers, who has recently taken over as director of Portsmouth International Port, to discuss a range of topics including plans for expanding traffic at the port, more cruise traffic and the potential impact of Brexit on customs and security operations.

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She was told that 2016 was the port’s busiest year for five years.

She said: ‘I was really pleased to meet Mike and see his exciting plans for expansion of cruise ships at the port, which will attract a great deal of business and passengers. We discussed that Portsmouth needs to develop more as destination in its own right and not just an embarkation point for those taking a cruise.

‘I also made a plug for local producers getting a chance to stock the shop with their goods. This is good for the port and for business. I hope Mike looks into the idea.’