It has just been announced that a new dock is to be built at Avonmouth next to the old Avonmouth docks. A 100acre site is to be made up of reclaimed land plus the demolition of the old oil terminal to create a new container port to work alongside of Portbury. New deep water channels are to be dredged to take the next generation of ultra large container ships. An investment of £200million (borrowed privately) in the new project will create 7,500 long term jobs as well as spin off employment. This will reclaim Bristol as one of the top five ports in the country. With cargo handling having doubled in the last ten years further investment has gone into Avonmouth with the introduction of a new fresh produce terminal for goods arriving from Chile,South Africa and New Zealand, also a new aviation fuel terminall and Kone grab crane for bulk cargo are also under way at the moment. Allready the U.K;s largest car handling terminal (620,000 last year) it will surely be welcome news for this area.