Additionally, the French-based firm CMA CGM recently introduced a weekly service to Immingham, with imports of goods and materials for the domestic DIY market. In April, Kursiu Linija signed a new contract for its weekly container-line service between Immingham and the Baltic ports of Klaipeda, Riga and Kaliningrad. It has been a good six months for ABP Connect s Exxtor Terminal, a four-berth lift-on/lift-off and roll-on/roll-off terminal at Immingham.
ABP is currently building a 800,000 warehouse next to Immingham Forest Products Terminal at the port s eastern quay, following a term agreement with Humber Timber Terminals a new joint venture between Barrow Haven Shipping Services and Lacy & Middlemiss. seo guarantee ABP services Bowater s pulp customers in the north of England, including Kimberly-Clark, whose nappy-production plant is located only 14 miles from Immingham at Barton-upon-Humber.
One of the first customers to use the new facility is the US company Bowater Incorporated, a major producer of pulp and paper. The 9,000 sq m facility provides specialist storage facilities for high-value pulp and paper traffics. Immingham s forest-products trade received a boost in May, with the opening of Immingham Forest Products Terminal, a new 1.0 million storage and distribution terminal. In March, the facility handled a record-breaking cargo, with m.v. Southern Explorer discharging some 130,137 tonnes of coal imports from South Africa the largest-ever dry-bulk cargo handled on the Humber Estuary in just 96 hours.
Coal imports increased compared to the same period last year, with Immingham s deep-water riverside berth, Humber International Terminal, continuing to go from strength to strength. We have a number of important projects in the pipeline, and can look forward to building on our position as the UK s number-one port over the rest of year. There have been a number of important developments in key trades over the first six months of the year, based on long-term agreements with quality customers.