ABP increases capacity to store refrigerated containers

Associated British Ports (ABP) has grown its capacity to store refrigerated containers at the Port of Hull. The installation of two new Reefer Gantries at the Humber Container Terminal on the port has increased the terminal’s capacity by an additional 64 reefers.

The works cost in the region of £500k and were carried out by engineering solutions specialist C Spencer Ltd, who subcontracted the fabrication of the steelwork for the gantries to Riley Engineering. 


The company believes the investment is set to benefit existing customers such as BG Freight Line, I – MOTION Shipping, and SAMSKIP, and will help to reduce the reliance on third party generators.


Simon Bird, director, ABP Humber, commented: “ABP has been investing heavily in the container infrastructure on the Port of Hull since 2018. This new facility will add further resource to support our customers, as the UK container market here on the Humber continues to grow.”


ABP is also improving the Humber Container Terminal facilities on the Port of Immingham, with an investment of £33 million to modernise equipment and increase container storage space. Earlier this year the port welcomed six, new electric rubber tyre gantry cranes, like those already on the Port of Hull. More equipment is set to arrive by sea later this year.

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