A new bulk store terminal has been inaugurated at the UK’s Port of King’s Lynn at a cost of £2.2 million. The new terminal, which was built on behalf of Associated British Ports (ABP), forms part of a rolling programme of infrastructure upgrades at the port.

The facility contains four bays: St Edmund’s Bay, True’s Bay, Savages Carousel and Howard’s Bay, the latter named after a deceased ABP employee Michael Howard, who passed away in 2008. The new warehouse can store both grain and other agribulks, enabling different cargo areas to be re-organized.

The new facility is also fitted with solar panels, which aim to make port operations more sustainable.

In total, ABP is investing £3.3m investment in the port, which also includes the purchase of a new crane.

Sir Henry Bellingham, MP for North West Norfolk, said: “The very substantial investment by APB in this state of the art bulk terminal is the latest in a programme of new builds and upgrades at Lynn docks over the past four years. This really does underline ABP’s commitment to both West Norfolk and this wider region as we play our part in boosting Britain’s trade.”

Andrew Harston, Short Sea Ports Director, said: “Constructing new facilities in a way that minimizes their impact on the environment is important to us. That is why the new terminal is equipped with solar panels to provide a clean energy generating capacity and the latest generation of energy efficient lighting systems within the facility itself.”