ABP’s Hull Dry Bulks Terminal marks milestone handling biggest shipment
The Port of Hull has recently celebrated a milestone, completing the largest shipment of wood pellets ever handled at ABP’s Dry Bulks Terminal.
The ABP operations team successfully discharged nearly 30,000 tonnes from the 200 metre Isadora vessel, destined for the Drax Power Station in Selby. The shipment will generate enough sustainable electricity for almost 18,000 homes for a year.
Fully complete in over 77 hours (including stoppages), the weather-sensitive cargo of compressed wood pellets was directly loaded to lorries and the remainder of stock is stored in the state-of-the-art 26 Shed.
The Port of Hull is home to a dedicated rail-load-out facility for Drax and in 40 minutes it can load a train with 1,600 tonnes of wood pellets. Up to 17 biomass trains per week can deliver fuel to Drax from the Port of Hull.
The terminal is seeing increased business, and 2018 saw a strong performance with the UK's leading crop production and grain marketing business - Frontier Agriculture.
Other significant terminal investments include the introduction of the new in-house haulage team and state-of-the-art tipper trucks in July 2018.