To cater for this new business, Associated British Ports, owner and operator of the Port of Southampton, has provided a dedicated Honda terminal that can accommodate over 3,000 cars at any one time. A milestone in the history of Associated British Ports (ABP) Port of Teignmouth was recently reached when the Devonshire port welcomed the arrival of its first-ever container ship. By adding Ipswich to the line s schedule, we aim to double our current capacity during 2002.
The containers were successfully off-loaded at the port (whose main trades are ball clay and animal foodstuffs) using a lifting frame supplied by a sister port, ABP Ipswich. Arriving at the port from Antwerp, the vessel, m.v. Dalhem discharged 184 twenty-foot containers destined for the Heathfield depot of local receiver, Dainton Portable Buildings, who operates one of the largest self-storage depots in the West Country. best seo services sydney As of today (9 January 2002), over 2,000 vessel movements have taken place since the start of the strike action on 12 December.
The figures for December show that, despite the strike, there were 2,132 vessel movements in December 2001 compared with 2,206 movements in the previous December, a normal occurrence due to fluctuations in the mix of trade. Official figures released today by Associated British Ports (ABP) show little change in the number of shipping movements between December and the corresponding month in 2000.
New statistics on shipping movements on the Humber disprove claims by former Humber pilots that the current strike is causing chaos to port business. The company, which also operates from ABP s Port of Immingham, is deploying three fully-containerised vessels for the service: m.v Trenden, m.v Godewind and m.v. Polarwind. Mr Williams, 44, is Managing Director of ABPH s property subsidiary, Grosvenor Waterside Group PLC, with overall responsibility for all aspects of ABPH s property portfolio, including that of AMPORTS, the Company s US-based seaport and aviation-services business.