TransAtlantic UK, which operates up to three sailings a week linking the Humber with Sweden, is moving from Goole to a new ten-acre terminal in Hull.
Under a new ten year agreement, Associated British Ports is investing £3.5m in an 8,500 sq m warehouse at King George Dock. The investment also includes the refurbishment of existing storage capacity and railway sidings and will incorporate humidity controls for the storage of steel coils within the new warehouse.
The services operated by TransAtlantic have been calling at ABP’s Port of Goole since the early 90s and now handle in the region of 400,000 tonnes a year. The move to Hull is to accommodate increasing volumes of trade which will also require the relocation of two mobile harbour cranes.
Managing director Nick Green said: “This new, modern terminal in Hull gives us operational advantages, which will result in improved service to our clients.”
And Matt Jukes, ABP port director Hull & Goole, said: “Although TransAtlantic is leaving Goole, ABP is now actively marketing its former terminal and we are in discussions with a number of companies which see Goole, the UK’s most inland port, as an exciting opportunity for new trade development.”