Multi-million pound investment to future proof port’s facilities

Two new ship to shore cranes worth £11.5m are currently on their way to the Port of Immingham from China where they were manufactured, as part of the Humber Container Terminal expansion.

It is part of a £33m upgrade and improvement programme at Immingham Container Terminal (ICT) to future proof the terminal, extend its footprint, maximise efficiencies and improve the service to customers.

The cranes are supplied under a Kalmar joint venture with Rainbow Cargotec Industries with its product custom made for Immingham. They’ll make working on the terminal more efficient and will increase productivity due to the reliability of the machinery.

Once the cranes arrive, a full training and familiarisation programme will be provided by Kalmar and delivered to Immingham Container Terminal operatives. The cranes should be fully in service by early autumn.

Simon Bird, regional director of ABP Humber, said: “This is an exciting development for the Humber Ports.

“The £33m investment to the Humber Container Terminal in Immingham is a great step forward to future proofing the terminal and alongside the £14m recent investment in the sister container terminal in Hull means that the provision for containers in the Humber will now be outstanding.

“The project team has been working hard through COVID-19 to ensure works are still being carried out. ABP key workers have been doing a fantastic job in keeping Britain trading.”