Port of King's Lynn celebrates new bulk store terminal opening
An official opening ceremony was held on Friday last week to celebrate the completion of a new bulk store terminal at the Port of King’s Lynn worth £2.2 million. The new terminal, which will provide state-of-the-art facilities to ABP customers is part of an ongoing programme to improve the operational infrastructure at the port.
Named the Hanse Bulk Terminal, reflecting Kings Lynn’s long trading heritage with the Hanseatic League from medieval times, the new facility also contains four bays which were named during the opening ceremony. The first bay, St Edmund’s Bay was named after the local school, which visited the port earlier this year and the second was named True’s Bay after the True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum.
The third bay was given the name Savages Carousel, by St Edmund’s Academy in memory of the famous Savage entrepreneurial family of Kings Lynn. The fourth - Howard’s Bay, was named after a fondly remembered, valued member of the ABP team at King’s Lynn, Michael Howard, who passed away in 2008.
This new addition to the port’s infrastructure is part of a £3.3m investment which also includes the purchase of a new crane. The new warehouse at the Port of King’s Lynn will store grain and agribulks, enabling the different cargo areas to be re-organised. With this latest development at the Port of King’s Lynn will further boost increased solar capacity, which will help make port operations more sustainable.