Samskip Iceland relocates from Immingham to Hull
Samskip Iceland is changing ports in the UK on 16 July, moving from Immingham to Hull, the company said in its press release. Samskip is the Port of Hull's largest customer, where transportation to and from Iceland and Samskip's logistics network in Europe will now meet. Each year Samskip transports over 100.000 container units through the Port of Hull, making it Samskip's second largest port, following Rotterdam. “The Port of Hull offers its clients excellent service and facilities, to our customers' benefit. The relocation means shortened stay in port for our ships, which translates to better services to our customers,” says Guðmundur Þór Gunnarsson, Samskip Iceland's COO of Operations. With the ports of Hull and Immingham being relatively near each other there will be no changes relating to Samskip's reception of general cargo. Samskip's warehouse placement is also unchanged.
ABP to Invest GBP 50 Mn in Humber Container Terminals
UK port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) intends to invest GBP 50 million (USD 62.15 million) to more than double the capacity of its two Humber container terminals, in response to continued growth in demand. ABP has committed nearly GBP 30 million to upgrading Hull Container Terminal including the purchase of four new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, two of which were delivered in 2016 with two more scheduled for delivery in 2018. The investment is expected to increase capacity at the terminal to some 250,000 TEU per year. Immingham Container Terminal, which also took delivery of a new crane in 2016, will be further extended with investment in new equipment and technology, bringing capacity to 300,000 TEU. According to ABP, its Humber’s investment case is based on figures showing that across the Humber container terminals there has been a 41% growth in volumes since 2013. http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/216704/abp-to-invest-gbp-50-mn-in-humber-container-terminals/
ABP orders Two Gottwald cranes for Port of Immingham
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order from Associated British Ports (ABP) for two electric Terex Gottwald Model 8 portal harbour cranes in the G HSK 8424 B four-rope grab variant. The leading British port operator has ordered the two machines for its terminal in Immingham, located on the North Sea estuary of the Humber. The cranes have been adapted to the individual conditions of the terminal and are particularly efficient as they are driven with power from the terminal’s own electricity supply. From the middle of next year, they will significantly increase handling capacities for professional loading and unloading of bulk products. More at http://www.marinelink.com/news/gottwald-orders-cranes411772.aspxUpload News