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Unifeeder adds Hull string to its Humber bow

[ June 12, 2017   //   ]

Shortsea carrier Unifeeder has confirmed that itssecond Polish/Baltic sailing to the Humber will call in Hull, complementing the existing weekly Immingham call and doubling capacity on the route.

Unifeeder, whose current weekly sailing into Immingham departs from Klaipeda/Gydnia and Szczecin, will offer a second service to Hull from Klaipeda and Gdynia from 29 June. It says the extra service will help it compete with the daily ro-ro services.

ABP has invested £50m in improving its two container terminals on the Humber. Including two new Liebherr ship-to-shore container which are due to be delivered to the Hull Container Terminal by March 2018. It will then offer a two-berth, four-crane operation.

Unifeeder’as UK country manager, Andy Ellis, said: “Having worked in partnership with ABP for around 30 years, I have seen dramatic improvements across the organisation, especially within the container terminals. We market ourselves as a leading logistics provider therefore we need a port who can provide an efficient and effective service in order to meet our customer demand and ABP is continually improving.”

He added: “Regional distribution centres are setting up in the heart of the country and the ports on the Humber are ideally situated to reach the M62 corridor.”


ABP’s regional director, Simon Bird, said: “We are extremely pleased to have secured this deal with Unifeeder as it means that together, we are able to provide door to door delivery around the clock to customers across the country.”

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