Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Immingham Container Terminal (ICT) has enjoyed its most successful month ever.
More than 10,000 teu were handled at the facility in July, with numbers increasing steadily since the beginning of the year. July saw more than 27,000 terminal movements, which is also a record for ICT.
Steve Horton, planning manager, said: “We had a really good start to the year with volumes rising progressively and 10,000 teu is a figure we’ve never passed before.
“A number of our customers have exceeded their budgets for 2014 and we’ve already handled more containers to date this year than during the whole of 2013.”
As well as an increase in volumes, ABP has also invested in systems which have succeeded in bringing turnaround times down to 24 minutes.
The economic upturn and increasing consumer confidence is thought to be a contributing factor to the recent success, which will allow the terminal to develop and expand.
“The improved turnaround time is testament to the hard work and commitment of the terminal staff and we’re increasing our resources in order to drive further efficiency,” Steve Horton continued. “The increase in volume has allowed us to invest in new equipment which will also help the business grow and thrive.”