ABP announces £5 million investment in new Marine Control Centre at Port of Grimsby
ABP has confirmed a £5 million investment in a purpose-built Marine Control Centre at the Port of Grimsby. The new facility, which will be arranged over four floors, will replace the existing Vessel Traffic Services centre at Spurn Point, which has become increasingly difficult to access by land because of the progressive deterioration of the peninsula.
Maritime Bunkering Ltd.adds new fuel tank at Grimsby
U.K. bunkering firm Maritime Bunkering Ltd. is adding a new fuel tank at Grimsby, England at a cost of £100,000, local newspaper Hull Daily Mail reports. "Traffic through the port has grown significantly since we installed the last tank in 2006, both in terms of traditional vessels and those serving the offshore industry," said Director Nikki Jessop, adding that a second tank will ensure sufficient supply of marine gas oil and reduce waiting times.
Car trade through the Port of Grimsby looks set to prosper after the Secretary of State for Transport approved Associated British Ports’ (ABP) planning application to develop a dedicated two berth ro-ro riverside terminal. Specialist car-carrying ships are currently berthed in Grimsby’s Alexandra Dock, which is accessed through the port’s original Royal Lock built in the mid nineteenth century. Grimsby’s new riverside facilities will be able to accommodate vessels carrying in excess of 3,000 vehicles, significantly increasing the port’s capacity and making it more attractive to carriers.Upload News