ABP, Rix Shipping sign new agreement to help pave the way for Green Port Hull

September 12, 2012

Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Hull has recently agreed terms enabling long-standing customer Rix Shipping Co. Ltd to relocate its existing business from Alexandra Dock to King George Dock, Hull, to ensure that Alexandra Dock is prepared for the development of Green Port Hull in the months ahead. Rix Shipping will continue to use the Port of Hull for its timber imports via alternative facilities in the wider port. 

To pave the way for this business and future customer relocations from Alexandra Dock, ABP has repositioned three portal cranes which will increase capacity and open up a further common user berth at King George Dock.

Matt Jukes, ABP Port Director Hull & Goole, said: “Over the years ABP has built an excellent relationship with Rix Shipping and we are pleased that it is set to continue well into the future.

“Rix Shipping’s move from Alexandra Dock to King George Dock will also clear an area of land strategically important for the development of Green Port Hull, which demonstrates ABP’s commitment to this project and our focus on delivering it to the demanding timetable required.”

Tim Rix, Director of Rix Shipping, said: “This is a positive move which will allow us greater flexibility in our day-to-day operations. ABP has been extremely helpful and flexible in assisting Rix with this move which now allows us to discharge cargo closer to land owned by the J.R. Rix & Sons group. The cranes, kindly relocated by ABP as part of our agreement, enable us to discharge our ships in King George Dock meaning there will be no disruption to our customers during the move or at any point in the future.”


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