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Above: Head of Policy, Communications and Economic Development for ABP Humber, Dafydd Williams with Managing Director at Ahlmark Shipping (UK) Ltd, Tim Hollands.

Ahlmark Shipping (UK) LTD has signed a new 10 year deal with Associated British Ports (ABP). The new 10 year deal demonstrates that the timber market remains resilient.

Ahlmark Shipping has a dedicated terminal at the Port of Hull where they offer stevedoring, warehousing, ships agency and Customs Clearance services.

Ahlmark Lines was one of the first shipping lines to move Swedish timber through Hull and has been regularly calling at the port for almost 40 years, helping to make Hull one of the largest UK ports for sawn timber imports. Ahlmark’s fleet sees the company ship 30% of Swedish timber to the UK.

Simon Bird, Director at ABP Humber, said:

“This new deal with Ahlmark highlights that ABP remains a valuable and trusted partner for timber imports and exports in the Humber.

The Humber Ports afford many businesses an opportunity for growth, and ABP is committed to investing in its services and infrastructure to aid that.”

Tim Hollands, Managing Director at Ahlmark Shipping (UK) Ltd, said:

“This agreement highlights the continued commitment to the timber industry and to the Port of Hull by Ahlmark Lines A.-B., a long-term relationship that now includes regular liner services to the ABP East Coast Ports of Immingham, Grimsby and Kings Lynn. With the support of ABP, Ahlmark Shipping (UK) Ltd is in a strong position to develop business through the Hull terminal, directly handling volumes on weekly sailings from Kristinehamn, fortnightly sailings from East Coast ports of Skelleftehamn and Iggesund; and monthly services from Domsjo, Gruvon and Ala.

Ahlmark have also taken on an additional land to support their services in Hull as the business goes from strength to strength.