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Association of Buk Terminal Operators Has New Member

Association of Buk Terminal Operators Has New Member

Association of Buk Terminal Operators, or ABTO has gained a new full member. ABP Humber has managed to join ABTO as a full member. ABP Humber is the Associated British Ports’ terminals which are located in Hull Grimsby, Goole and Immingham. These ports can handle more than 65 million tonnes of cargo every year in work that puts in excess of £2.2 billion to the UK economy.

The Humber ports group have will be joining a trade association that has a manber base that includes a range of operators in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Director of ABP Ports Humber, Simon Bird has said that with the new developments taking place across the Humber region, with an increase in new bulk products such as biomass, the ports in this area required a trade association that would be able to represent the interests of the bulk industry, which is important to the industry.

This new membership for ABTO comes after the membership of another operator. Another operator from the East Coast of the country, Recar Bulk Terminals also recently became full members of the trade association.These two terminal operators are carrying out a range of new developments that reflect an improvement of the maritime and logistics sector for the UK and specifically across the East Coast.

The Immingham terminal operated by ABP Humber is thought to be the largest port in the UK in terms of volume. The port handles around 55 million tonnes of bulk cargo each year. There has also been work put in to revive the mining industry in West Cumbria, which could see the Redcar Terminal receiving a boost, as it has been provisionally selected to handle the coal and the further transportation on to Europe.

ABTO was first established in 2015 and works to deliver opportunities to bulk terminal operators to network and exchange both information and expertise gathered through their operations such as security and biomass with other members of the trade association.  

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