Thursday, March 23, 2023

The fleet’s in: ABP Humber switches more forklifts to electric power

ABP Humber has invested further in its efforts to decarbonise its port operation equipment. Four 10T Carer Electric forklift trucks have arrived at Immingham Bulk Park and Immingham Fertiliser Terminal on the port.

The company is investing more than £2 million to expand its fleet of electric forklifts, with a further ten arriving later this year for the Humber Ports’ general use. The investment covers work to instal storage canopies and charging points for the vehicles.

Simon Bird, Director Humber, said: “ABP Humber has ambitious plans to deliver its port operations using renewable energy. Not only does this make sense from a business perspective, saving on escalating energy costs, but also enables us to support the delivery of sustainable supply chains for many of our customers, without compromising on efficiency, and most importantly safety.”

Between them, Immingham Bulk Park and Immingham Fertiliser Terminal play a significant role in supplying the farming industry with fertiliser. The two terminals host bagging and blending facilities to ensure landowners get exactly what they need to keep their soil in good health, which in turn supports healthy crops.

The electric forklifts will be used to ensure the safe and secure storage of the product before it makes its onward journey.


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