The first vessel in a new contract with customers Top Blue and The Fuel Trading Company has docked at ABP’s Port of Immingham.
The new deal is expected to bring an extra 30,000 tonnes per year through the port, which is already the largest in the UK by tonnage. The cargo being delivered is Prilled Urea which is a key part of the mixture for the AdBlue market.
AdBlue is a fluid which is put into vehicle exhaust systems, helping to reduce emissions produced by diesel engines. With car manufacturers having to follow to strict emissions targets, AdBlue is vital to make sure diesel cars are kinder to the environment.
The Humber provides an ideal location and efficient links to the product’s final destination, which is York.
ABP Humber Director Simon Bird said: “We are extremely pleased to have secured this new deal with Top Blue and The Fuel Trading Company which underlines the huge strength in diversity that we have to handle every type of cargo here on the Humber.”
ABP’s four ports on the Humber – Grimsby, Goole, Immingham and Hull – handle around 58 million tonnes of cargo. Every year the ports handle £75 billion worth of trade, more than the Mersey, Tyne and Tees combined.