ABP has ordered six new purpose-built electric rubber tyre gantry cranes from China as part of its Project Pilgrim port investment scheme. The cranes ..."> ABP has ordered six new purpose-built electric rubber tyre gantry cranes from China as part of its Project Pilgrim port investment scheme. The cranes ...">

ABP orders cranes as part of £33 million upgrade

ABP has ordered six new purpose-built electric rubber tyre gantry cranes from China as part of its Project Pilgrim port investment scheme. The cranes are due to arrive in Immingham in January, and will be used to stack containers in the largest port, by tonnage, in the UK.
Project Pilgrim is a £33 million upgrade to Immingham Container Terminal to future proof the terminal and extend its footprint. It is part of ABPs strategy to ensure that is has the infrastructure needed to seize opportunities in 2020 by increasing the space, improve the layout and add new equipment to the container terminal.

“The investment in this infrastructure is key to ABP’s expansion plans at the Humber Container Terminal on the Port of Immingham. The electric rubber tyre gantry cranes will also reduce fuel consumption by 95%, against non-electric, and will therefore complement our efforts to reduce emissions,” Simon Bird Regional Director of ABP Humber


In 2018 ABP expanded the container terminal in Hull which it claims increased sailings from five to 15 per week in a short space of time, adding new destinations as partners.

Social Sharing