Port of Garston to benefit from significant ABP investment

Associated British Ports (ABP) is funding the construction of a state-of-the-art £2.2 million bulk terminal at the Port of Garston, which will allow the port to expand its operations.

The warehouse is being constructed, under a build and build contract, by 3b Construction Ltd and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

With the port’s current stores at capacity, the new facility will provide an additional 3,950 square metres worth of storage for bulk commodities such as wheat, rice, fertiliser and organic feed.

Designed to minimise its impact on the environment, the terminal also has solar panels to provide a clean energy generating capacity of 200kw.  The solar array is linked to the network powering the port estate, providing sustainable energy for customers and cutting the port’s carbon footprint.

Andrew Harston, ABP Director Short Sea Ports, said: “Our investment at Garston is yet another example of ABP’s ongoing strategy to add state-of-the-art bulk stores across our ports in order to better serve our customers.  ABP has built new stores in Ayr, Ipswich and now Garston and Teignmouth.”

“We are investing £6 million to provide additional facilities to our short sea customers by the end of 2015, and it re-affirms our commitment to keep Britain trading.”

ABP operates 21 ports and other transport related businesses in the UK, handling an array of cargoes.  It contributes £5.6 billion to the UK economy each year and supports 84,000 jobs.

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