Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Immingham has increased its fleet of machinery with the addition of a brand new reachstacker worth over US$500,000.
The reachstacker, a Kalmar Type DRG450-70S5X, was shipped over to Immingham direct from the Kalmar Factory in Poland to be used for a wide variety of cargoes at the Immingham Container Terminal (ICT).
Steve Williams, Head of Operations for Grimsby and Immingham, said: “This new addition to our reachstacker fleet will be used to further enhance the reliability of our customer offer here in Immingham. We’ve continued to attract new business, and our plan for growth and improved efficiency requires us to invest in the highest standards in modern technology at ICT.
“Our planned programme of ongoing investment in this area of ABP operations means the port will continue to thrive and support local jobs. We aim to invest up to $15.7 million over the next two years in areas such as the Gate House and Terminal entrance, as well as in new equipment from Gantry cranes to improved CCTV. We are currently setting out objectives for the next two years that will ensure that we continue to deliver our customers a first-class service.”
The new machine joins an existing fleet of four reachstackers, each capable of lifting 45-tonne containers, stacking them to five-high.
Immingham is the UK’s busiest port by tonnage which, along with the three other Humber ports, contributes more than $2.3 billion to the regional economy.