ABP announces new 10 year contract with Thor Shipping following £6 mln investment in Hull
Leading port operator, ABP, announces a major new agreement which sees Thor Shipping & Transport commit 10 years to The Port of Hull.
In addition, ABP has invested £6 million into Thor’s 10-acre leased terminal, allowing substantial infrastructure improvement works and an additional 2.5 acres of container storage space. As part of this key investment, in March 2019, a hybrid £3.5 million Liebherr harbour crane will arrive, to bolster eco-friendly operations for many years to come.
Since July 2014 Thor has trebled its tonnage through the two-berth terminal on King George Dock. It has a regular container and breakbulk service from its own short sea operator - Sunline - connecting the UK with the East Coast of Sweden twice a week. It also facilitates vessels three times a week to Zeebrugge and a breakbulk liner service every fortnight from Finland and Iceland.
ABP’s investment in the Port of Hull continues, recently including the installation of LED efficient mast lighting, the implementation of new heavy-duty paving and the demolition of a building to make way for new container storage.
This year Thor hopes to see its strongest performance yet, and expects to handle one million tonnes of cargo. In addition to containers, Thor’s other core business concerns steel and timber, both of which benefit from the rail links directly to the terminal at the port, which boost the efficiency of the operation and reduce carbon footprint.