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Port of Hull investment supports local jobs and wider economy

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ABP's Port of Hull in the UK has been enjoying successful business since the recent investment of over £3 million for increased demand and to secure jobs. The leading port operator has recently completed the purchase of over 30 pieces of bespoke machinery to support extra business and to assist the new operation of in-house haulage for the dry bulks, container and Finland terminals.

ABP has strengthened its workforce in terms of headcount and skills development to bolster the in-house haulage operation. New state-of-the-art tugs, trailers and forklift trucks are to underpin the operation for many years to come. These are to manoeuvre millions of tonnes of cargo including wheat, biomass, timber and soda ash, used in the manufacture of glass.

ABP Humber Director, Simon Bird, explained: “There are so many advantages to building permanent teams at our ports. By creating secure jobs for our community, we also maintain high levels of expertise in the port, increase efficiency and develop a lasting camaraderie amongst our people.”

“This major investment in manpower and horsepower means that our customer base will continue to be provided with the most efficient services available. We believe that it also highlights our confidence in the port’s future as we continue to invest in growth.”

“It’s fantastic news that we’re seeing this boost, as growth at the Port of Hull means more jobs and growth in the wider community," added Bird.

According to recent figures, the Port of Hull has increased its contribution to the UK economy to £813 million and it now supports 12 000 jobs nationally, in various departments including finance, marine and engineering.

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