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ABP takes over Hull box terminal

[ May 16, 2016   //   ]

ABP has invested £15m in new equipment equipment at Hull Container Terminal, which it took over from PD Ports on 1 May, along with 39 staff. The terminal will continue to service shortsea operator Samskip.

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.”


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