Feature, Sea

New tool to boost South Wales trade

[ December 3, 2014   //   ]

ABP has invested £600,000 in a ‘MultiDocker’ materials handler for its South Wales ports of Swansea, Port Talbot, Barry, Cardiff and Newport. The mobile equipment can lift up to 17 tonnes can be deployed at any of the ports by truck and has already begun to significantly increase productivity in its current port location of Cardiff where it was used for the first time to handle biomass.

ABP port director for South Wales, Matthew Kennerley, said it can handle anything from agribulks and biomass to recyclables, steel and forest products. This new equipment is fast, efficient, and mobile, and will increase our cargo handling capability and productivity across the South Wales region.”

((Pic MultiDocker at Cardiff))