ABP Bolsters Business with Paper Company Joining Port of Hull

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ABP has won a two-year contract with Belgium-based manufacturer - VPK Packaging Group - to handle 35,000 tonnes of paper per year at the Port of Hull

This bespoke agreement sees ABP handling paper reels destined for consumer packaging, from a weekly container shipment from Ghent at the Hull Container Terminal. It is then offloaded into the UK’s only All Weather Terminal storage area.

VPK has moved its shipments to the Humber area to enhance ease of distribution by road and strengthen its customer relations. A fully-integrated IT system enables live visibility of stock.

Simon Bird ABP Humber Director

“Another win for ABP Humber is great to see as we welcome VPK to the Port of Hull.
“It’s testament to our prime location, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, backed by recent substantial investment and our strongly qualified, highly experienced teams who tirelessly deliver these successful operations.”

VPK expects to grow its volumes significantly in the coming years and ABP has the facilities and experience to accommodate that growth.

Kevin De Winter VPK Sales Manager

“We have relocated to the Port of Hull to guarantee the best possible service and ensure raw material supply to our customers in the packaging industry, as well as our own Rigid plants to produce corrugated packaging in Selby, Desborough and Wellington.”