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Maersk feeder moves from Immingham to Hull

[ December 20, 2018   //   ]

Maersk Line is to move its BG Freight-operated Humberside/Rotterdam feeder service from ABP Immingham to ABP Hull. It says the move will improve accessibility for local shippers and offering convenient connections with deepsea services.
The service will call at Rotterdam on Tuesday-Wednesday with a Saturday arrival and departure in Hull.
Maersk’s product manager for UK & Ireland, Asbjorn Kops, said the North-East of England was gaining importance for exports of fish and fresh produce to world markets.
ABP said the newservice will begin in the New Year into the 21-acre container terminal where it has recently invested to double capacity to around 240,000 containers a year. The new service is expected to move around 240 boxes per week, or 12,000 per year.
ABP Humber director, Simon Bird, said: “We believe that the Humber Container Terminals – Hull and Immingham – are now the premier container destinations in the North of England, offering an unrivalled service. We have recently invested £50 million into these terminals including our two £10.5 million gantry cranes at the Hull Container Terminal.”

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