Konecranes supplies Port of Hull with new reachstacker

Konecranes supplies Port of Hull with new reachstacker

The Humber Container Terminal in the Port of Hull, operated by Associated British Ports (ABP), has received a new reachstacker from Konecranes.

The Konecrane SMV 4638 will be used to expand ABP’s container service in Hull, as well as its sister facility at ABP Immingham, which is reportedly the largest northern England gateway for short sea container traffic to Europe and the Baltic.

According to ABP, the new truck, which has a solid low-emission engine, joins the Port Operators’ ten-strong fleet of reachstackers used throughout the container terminal to securely transport and store containerised cargo, as well as load containers onto HGVs for onward transit.

The new reachstackers are the latest complement to ABP’s £50 million ($63 million) expansion plan at its container terminals in Hull and Immingham, which was completed in recent years.

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The Port of Hull Container Terminal, which covers 30 acres, has the potential to handle over 400,000 units each year.

The terminal is supplemented by ABP’s Port of Immingham Container Terminal; collectively, they receive approximately 26 vessels weekly, linking trade lines from European and global ports, and processing 243,000 containers combined in 2023.

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Simon Bird, Regional Director for the Humber ABP ports, said: “ABP has the space and state-of-the-art service across its container terminals here on the Humber for those looking for a reliable and resilient route to market.

“Our northern access makes the Humber a great solution for retailers and suppliers looking to build more sustainable supply chains by reducing road miles for their customers.”

In February, Chiquita Guatemala S.A. (Chiquita) received the first two of three Konecranes reachstackers for its Terminal Ferroviaria in Puerto Barrios with one more scheduled for delivery in 2024.

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