ABP announces £15 million investment in Hull Container Terminal
May 16, 2016
Two gantry cranes worth £10 million form part of ABP’s investment in its new container terminal at the Port of Hull
ABP has invested £15m in state-of-the-art equipment at Hull Container Terminal.
ABP took over operation of the facility on 1st May and will continue to service the terminal’s customer, Samskip. The port operator has invested in new infrastructure and equipment and taken on 39 staff from previous operator, PD Ports.
The 30-acre operation handles more than 9,000 containers per month and discharges vessels from Rotterdam, Tilbury and Grangemouth.
The £15 million investment includes two new Liebherr gantry cranes, as well as a fleet of 21 reach stackers, tractors and trailers.
ABP Director Humber, Simon Bird said: “The opportunity arose for ABP to run the terminal when our agreement with PD Ports came to an end. We already run a very successful container operation in Immingham, so it made sense for us to look to operate the Hull terminal too.
“The transition has been a smooth one and many of the terminal’s existing employees are now part of the ABP workforce. We’re looking forward to running a successful operation and exploring new business opportunities in order to maximise the value of ABP’s latest terminal investment.”