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Associated British Ports and Maersk have signed an agreement to offer a new service for ABP’s Hull Container Terminal. The new service will open the trade link to the Far East and beyond. The service will begin in 2019.

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Associated British Ports and Maersk have signed an agreement to offer a new service for ABP’s Hull Container Terminal. The new service will open the trade link to the Far East and beyond. The service will begin in 2019.

The weekly feeder vessels will see ABP handle around 240 boxes per week, equivalent to 12,000 containers per year. This investment has helped the Hull Container Terminal go from strength-to-strength and it is now able to handle double its container capacity, with around 240,000 containers per year.

Furthermore, this year it has increased from five sailings per week to 16 sailings per week.

Chris Vause, ABP Commercial Manager, said:

"We have recently opened up connections to Ghent, Rotterdam and Amsterdam and the fact that we now have a significant world-wide container line on board, proves that Hull Container Terminal is a powerhouse in its own right"

ABP’s four ports on the Humber handle about 17% of all of the UK’s seaborne trade. Every year the ports handle £75 billion worth of trade.

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