Humber Timber Terminals, which has been importing timber through a 5,775sq m warehouse at Associated British ports’ (ABP) Port of Immingham since August 2003, is set to expand its operations at the port due to growth in volumes in excess of original expectations. Under a ten-year agreement with Humber Timber Terminals, ABP is investing some £750,000 in constructing a new 4,830sq m warehouse and in surfacing one hectare of land to provide high quality outside storage space.
John Copping, ABP Port director, Grimsby & Immingham, says: “Humber Timber Terminals is a valued customer, and we are extremely pleased that we can provide facilities to match their growth requirements at the port. Immingham is already a major centre for forest products and Humber Timber Terminals’ success will enable us to develop this trade further.”
Humber Timber Terminals – a joint venture between Barrow Haven Shipping Services and Lacy & Middlemiss – imports timber into the UK from Europe for a variety of customers. Barrow Haven Shipping Services and Lacy & Middlemiss also import timber through Immingham’s sister-port of Grimsby.