Robert.Jervis_43227 Jan 10

Thor renews with ABP

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Shipping operator signs new Port of Hull contract

Thor Shipping & Transport has agreed a further ten-year contract at the Port of Hull with operator ABP

The company has trebled its tonnage through the two-berth terminal on King George Dock since July 2014.

Thor has a regular container and breakbulk service from its own short sea operator - Sunline - connecting the UK with the East Coast of Sweden twice a week. It also facilitates vessels three times a week to Zeebrugge and a breakbulk liner service every fortnight from Finland and Iceland.

In addition to the new agreement, ABP has invested £6m into Thor's ten-acre leased terminal, enabling infrastructure improvement works and an additional 2.5 acres of container storage space. A £3.5m hybrid Liebherr harbour crane will arrive in March 2019 as part of the investment.

Chris Green, ABP port manager for Hull and Goole, said:

"The key to realising our potential and helping our valued customers to grow, is ensuring that we continually work closely with them and support their future aspirations.

"This agreement shows that both ABP and Thor are confident in committing to support the Humber region for a substantial amount of time, so much so, it's double the length of the previous contract agreed in 2014."