Above: ABP’s new Volvo L150H at the Port of Hull
Associated British Ports (ABP) Port of Hull welcomed the delivery of a new Volvo L150H to its dry bulk handling facility North Gap.
Part of ABP’s ongoing investment to improve the infrastructure across the Humber Ports’ the new shovel is more efficient than the former G-series, achieving up to 15% greater fuel efficiency, thanks to its powerful engine, second generation OptiShift and new dry P-Brake.
The Port of Hull plays a valuable role in supporting agricultural markets all year round. Its North Gap terminal handles a range of agribulk cargoes such as cereals, pulses and oilseeds which goes into making beer, flour, and breakfast cereals. Along with biomass which is used as fuel.
ABP’s network of 21 Ports handles over 4 million tonnes of agribulk each year. Experienced and multi-skilled Port Operations Teams work ensure cargoes are handled safely and efficiently for customers using state-of-the-art equipment.
Simon Bird, Director Humber, said: “ABP has been making significant investments to improve efficiency and lower our carbon emissions across the ports plant and equipment for many years. This drive has been led not in isolation, ABP’s customers want to support sustainable supply chains.
ABP has great ambitions for British trade, making the most of the opportunity afforded by creating a cleaner and greener economy of the future. This year ABP set out its plan to invest a further £2 billion in decarbonising our operations by 2040 at the latest and in major infrastructure projects to enable the wider UK energy transition.”
The Humber Ports are home to solar arrays mounted on the rooftops of warehouses. Providing 29% of the port’s energy requirement, plans are being made to compliment solar energy generation with onshore wind on the Port Estate.
ABP’s ‘Ambitious for Britain’ frames how ABP is enabling the UK clean energy transition and catalysing growth in coastal communities and industrial locations across Britain.