ABP’s new deal handling steel

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 16 Jan 2019

ABP has secured new business handling 40,000 tonnes of steel each year at Port of Immingham.

Freight forwarding company RM Maritime, has chosen the UK’s largest port to expertly handle steel destined to be used in the construction industry nationwide.

The first shipment saw ABP successfully discharge more than 12,500 tonnes of steel beams from the 147-metre-long New Age vessel.

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Simon Bird, ABP Humber director, said: “We’re proud to be able to offer our customers expertise in handling a range of cargoes in an efficient and safe manner. We continually invest in our infrastructure and equipment to ensure that we are offering the best possible service. We look forward to continuing to build upon our strong relationship with RM Maritime to help serve the UK and beyond with vital construction materials.”

The steel, imported from United Arab Emirates, will be stored and then distributed by road via Rainham Steel in Scunthorpe.

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Jon Brownbridge, RM Maritime managing director, said: “As dedicated steel freight forwarders, we’re delighted with the manner and professionalism of the operation shown by the entire ABP team; from the planning stages, the discharge of the vessel through to the forwarding of the cargo.”

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