Immingham Container Terminal welcomes additional UK - Poland service
ABP says its Port of Immingham increases its European trading links as an additional service has been secured with market leader for container transportation, Unifeeder.
Every Thursday the second sailing to lower Baltic – UK route will bolster the booming terminal and bring in some extra 15,000 units per year.
The short sea service compliments the existing Unifeeder sailings to the Baltics and various North Sea feeder services. The Immingham Container Terminal (ICT) handles 17 sailings per week from Unifeeder, A2B, Samskip and BG Freight. Major investment by ABP is on course to increase the capacity of ICT by 50% to handle some 300,000 units per year.
ABP Humber Director, Simon Bird, said: “We are extremely pleased to have secured this new deal with Unifeeder and the fact they have increased their commitment to Immingham Container Terminal, reflects the positive transformations and significant investments made at the terminal in the last 18 months.”
ABP is investing £50 million in its Humber Container Terminals - Immingham and Hull - procuring new equipment, people power and technology to meet the increased demand for containerisation. Growth in volumes has also been driven by a continuing focus on customer service excellence, maximising handling rates and minimising waiting times for hauliers.
UK Country Manager for Unifeeder AS, Andy Ellis, said: “As a sign of the continued, strong growth of Unifeeder we are pleased to announce a second frequency to our Lower Baltic – UK route, in partnership with ABP’s Immingham Container Terminal.
“In a market where truck/trailer capacity is increasingly under pressure, we have a six days door-to-door lead-time, so this route is much more competitive when compared with trucks in terms of meeting customer requirements. It also allows us to operate more cost effectively, more sustainably and in a more environmentally friendly way.”