The UK port of King’s Lynn has invested £3.3M into constructing a new bulk warehouse and new hydraulic crane. Port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) said the investment would provide its customers with access to upgraded facilities and equipment that will drive efficiency across the port.
Currently under construction and due for completion in July, the new bulk warehouse will cover 3,400 m2, and will be capable of storing a wide range of commodities. King’s Lynn has also taken delivery of a new 120M Mantsinen hydraulic crane at a cost of £1.1M. ABP said the crane’s multipurpose capabilities enhance the port’s ability to handle vessels with beams over 20m.
Andrew Harston, ABP short sea ports director, said: “ABP’s investment into the Port of King’s Lynn is part of the company’s broader £1B commitment to investment across the 21 ports.
“The construction of the new bulk warehouse and the purchase of the Mantsinen crane is intended to support our customers by providing new facilities and equipment, supporting their growth by investing in the future of ABP King’s Lynn.”
Elsewhere, another Mantsinen 120M Hybrilift was delivered last year to ABP Swansea, while a smaller 90M Hybrilift arrived at ABP Teignmouth, and a larger 200M Hybrilift is due to arrive at ABP Garston shortly.