Faster exists and entries in Immingham

Associated British Ports (ABP) has installed a gate automation system at the container terminal at the port of Immingham. Costing £1.5 million, it will speed up the operations process and offer improved turnaround time. Regional director Simon Bird, said: “This investment into a new entry system will allow us to process arrivals and departures efficiently and give the best experience to our visiting hauliers. Recent improvements and investments are shining through ... [+]

Cranes help ABP get its claws into new markets

The world’s largest hydraulic crane has arrived at the port of Immingham from Finland. The Mantsinen 300M Hybrilift is part of £3 million investment by Associated British Ports and was supplied by Cooper Specialised Handling. It has the reach and capacity to serve panamax size vessels and can handle as much as ... [+]

ABP to spend £32m on equipment for the Humber

Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £32 million in port equipment in the Humber. A five-year strategy will include new cranes, full refurbishment of existing cranes and landside equipment, all with regard to the eco-friendliness of the new plant. ABP is investing in mobile harbour cranes and hydraulic cranes – the first ... [+]

DFDS takes delivery of Immingham crane

DFDS has taken delivery of a new 124 tonne Liebherr mobile harbour crane as part of an investment programme from the start of 2019. The twin-lift container spreader crane will be able to handle containers, project cargo and break-bulk cargo handling. Although classed as a mobile crane, it will spend ... [+]

Immigrants converge on South Humberside

There was an upsurge in migrant activity in South Humberside ports during November, according to recent press reports. The Border Force said on 18 November that nine Eritrean nationals had been discovered inside a container in Killingholme port. Five other males, from Sudan and Libya were discovered in a van ... [+]

ABP to invest in Immingham box terminal

ABP has announced a £36 million expansion plan at the Port of Immingham, along with a £2.8m investment in expanding the land and services available to support customer operations within the port. Traffic at the port has increased from 68,000 containers in 2013 to 183,000 in 2017, fuelled partly by the ... [+]

Minister hears Immingham rail plans

New Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport Claire Perry discussed plans to strengthen rail infrastructure when she visited Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Immingham in mid-October. The port handles more than 25% of all UK rail freight. The minister toured the port as part of a visit organised by local ... [+]

Yes, it’s officially Christmas

DFDS performed the annual ritual of shipping, free of charge, a giant Christmas tree from Norway to London last weekend. The Trafalgar Square tree is an annual gift from the City of Oslo to the people of London as a mark of thanks for Britain’s support during the Second World War. ... [+]

Biomass bonanza for Humberside

Associated British Ports (ABP) signed a 15-year contract with Drax Power for new terminals and storage facilities worth up to £100m to handle wood pellet shipments at Immingham, Hull and Goole. The Selby-based power generator is switching from coal to sustainable biomass. The development includes a dedicated import facility, the Immingham ... [+]

From Norway to Trafalgar Square Via Immingham

On Saturday (1 December) the world's most famous Christmas Tree left DFDS Seaways at Immingham Dock to make the last leg of its 700 mile journey from Norway to London ready to take its place in Trafalgar Square. The Trafalgar Square tree was felled during a ceremony before the Mayor of Oslo, Fabian Stang and the Lord Mayor of ... [+]

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