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Increased Container Traffic Expected to Drive Accelerated Demand for Warehousing and Logistics Facilities on the Humber

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The Humber ports are witnessing increases in container traffic as shipping companies seek alternatives to Dover amid fears of lengthy delays on both sides of the Channel once Britain leaves the EU in March 2019.

Increased Container Traffic Expected to Drive Accelerated Demand for Warehousing and Logistics Facilities on the Humber

The Humber ports are witnessing increases in container traffic as shipping companies seek alternatives to Dover amid fears of lengthy delays on both sides of the Channel once Britain leaves the EU in March 2019. 

Already this year, additional services have been established between ABP’s Port of Hull and the European ports of Ghent and Amsterdam.  These new services represent an extra 60,000 containers a year through Hull in total, an increase supported by ABP’s decision to invest £14 million in 2017 to enhance its container terminal facilities at the port. 

Container traffic has also increased at ABP’s nearby Port of Immingham, which is now operating close to its capacity. In order to support further growth, the company has committed an additional £36 million to expand its existing container-handling facilities there.  ABP believes the additional investment could help support a 50% increase in volumes by 2020. 

This increase in goods traffic is also expected to see a rise in demand for bespoke commercial units on the Humber ports for storage and distribution and to take advantage of fast access to UK markets via the nearby M1/M62 corridor. With a total of 347 hectares (857 acres) of development land available for warehousing, logistics and other uses, ABP’s Humber ports are ready to satisfy that demand. 

The 347 hectares of development land at the Humber ports form part of ABP Property’s total of 960 hectares across its 21 UK ports, most of which offer offer multimodal transport links for easy access to major supply chain routes in edge-of-town locations.


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