ABP extends opening hours of Hull container terminal
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 24 Jul 2018
ABP has extended the opening hours of its container terminal in Hull to meet growing demand from across Europe.
The terminal, pictured, will be open 24 hours a day, for six days a week, in a bid to reduce waiting times for hauliers.
Operations at the Hull container terminal have continued to grow in recent years, on the back of significant investment made by ABP since it took over operation in 2016.
Chris Vause, commercial manager for ABP, said: “These extended opening times will allow the terminal to meet the 24-hour demands of the logistics industry and help haulage companies increase daily productivity and planning efficiency.
“We’re looking forward to seeing the additional opportunities that arise from the change in our operations.”
The terminal now benefits from four new Liebherr ship-to-shore gantry cranes, and boasts three berths capable of mooring vessels up to 199m in length.
With average dwell times for collections and deliveries at just 25 minutes and an abundance of berth capacity available, the terminal is well positioned for further future growth.
At present, the terminal in Hull has 13 sailings every week, with direct connections calling from Rotterdam, Ghent, Amsterdam, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
This is the first week the terminal will be open 24 hours a day, six days a week.
It opened on Monday, and will not close until Saturday at 9pm.
The terminal also saw an expansion earlier this year, when a deal was reached with Sampskip for increased services between Amsterdam and Hull.
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