Green light for Humber project

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 1 December 2004



(2004), "Green light for Humber project", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 53 No. 8.



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Green light for Humber project

The board of Associated British Ports Holdings (ABP) has welcomed the Government’s decision to permit the building of Immingham Outer Harbour, ABP’s proposed roll-on/roll-off facilities at the Port of Immingham.

In February 2004, the group reached a 25-year agreement with DFDS Tor Line, the Danish roll-on/roll-off shipping line, to develop a new £35 million roll-on/roll-off riverside terminal to handle unit-load traffic in Immingham Outer Harbour.

This new facility will be a 50-acre (200,000 m2) roll-on/roll-off terminal with two roll-on/roll-off berths on the River Humber outside Immingham Lock. The new berths will be capable of accommodating vessels of up to 225 m long and 35 m wide, with a draught of up to 10 m at all stages of tide.

It will be the closest roll-on/roll-off terminal to the busy North Sea shipping lanes on the Humber. Immingham Outer Harbour will also provide a high level of weather protection for DFDS’s vessels.

ABP will invest £27.5 million in this Outer Harbour development, which will provide a fully surfaced terminal, while DFDS will invest in terminal equipment, buildings and roll-on/roll-off ramps. The new terminal will take around 18 months to build.

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