South West Wales

£7m pledged to upgrade Swansea port

Swansea Port Image copyright ABP
Image caption Swansea is one of five ABP ports in south Wales

About £7m will be invested in the port of Swansea over the next four years so it can deal with more cargo and bigger ships.

The first £2.1m is to be spent on upgrading the outer lock gates, owners Associated British Ports (ABP) said.

The port handles 600,000 tonnes a year, mostly cargo for the coal, paper, farming and recycling industries.

"The ability to be flexible is crucial," said ABP's south Wales director Matthew Kennerley.

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