ABP’s Port of King’s Lynn on the UK east coast has invested more than US$4 million (£3.3 million) into constructing a new bulk warehouse and delivery of a hydraulic crane.
The bulk warehouse, under construction and due for completion in July, is over 3,400m2 in size and capable of storing a wide range of commodities.
ABP has also taken delivery of a new 120 metre Mantsinen hydraulic crane worth US$1.35 million (£1.1 million).
The crane’s multi-purpose capabilities enhances the port’s ability to handle vessels with beams over 20 metres.
ABP’s East Anglia ports handle more than 3 million tonnes of cargo every year, with the company the UK’s leading ports operator with 21 ports and other transport related businesses creating a unique national network capable of handling a vast array of cargo.
ABP’s Ports of East Anglia, King’s Lynn, Lowestoft and Ipswich contribute US$417 million (£340 million) to the UK economy every year and support 3,577 jobs in the region and 5,000 jobs nationally.
Andrew Harston, Short Sea Ports Director, said: “ABP’s investment into the Port of King’s Lynn is part of the company’s broader £1bn commitment to investment across the 21 ports.
“The construction of the new bulk warehouse and the purchase of the Mantsinen crane is intended to support our customers by providing new facilities and equipment, supporting their growth by investing in the future of ABP King’s Lynn.”