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ABP extends RMS Humber deal

[ June 9, 2015   //   ]

Associated British Ports (ABP) and RMS Group have signed a new 15-year agreement to develop the role of the Humber estuary. RMS Group has facilities on all four of ABP’s Humber ports, as well as its own terminal facilities on the River Trent, and offers stevedoring, cargo handling and inland logistics for general cargoes, specialising in the steel and renewable energy sectors. Under the new agreement ABP will be working with RMS to attract new customers to its terminal operations and to ABP’s Humber ports, and new investments have already been agreed for the company’s terminal at Grimsby’s Royal Dock.
ABP head of commercial, Humber, James Leeson, commented: “The demands for new, renewable energy sources have resulted in significant growth, most notably in Grimsby and at RMS’ joint venture in Hull,” adding that ABP has already invested £750,000 in warehouse development to facilitate its growth in the region.
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ABP port manager Grimsby & Immimgham Mike Sellers and head of commercial James Leeson (far left and far right) celebrate the new agreement with Ian Parsons, chairman of RMS Group and chief operations officer Mike Kirby (image courtesy of ABP/David Lee Photography

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