ABP’s Immingham Bulk Park (IBP) has been shortlisted for the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) awards, under the category of Best Dry Bulk Port.
Able to offer customers 1.5 million square foot of premium undercover storage, IBP is located at the UK’s largest port by tonnage on the East coast of the country, along the busiest trading estuary in England.
IBP handles any conceivable type of dry bulk cargo from bagged or loose fertiliser, pumice or soya. The site is capable of bagging 3,000 tonnes of fertiliser a day – the only place in the country with that capability.
The IBJ is a maritime dry bulk industry magazine which features the world’s best bulk handling methods, infrastructure and companies.
The awards, which will have been hosted by IBJ, recognise the achievements of bulk-specific organisations and highlight their accomplishments over the past 12 months.
Immingham is up against ports based in Hamburg, Kokkola in Finland and Abu Dhabi.
Port Manager for Grimsby and Immingham, Mark Frith, said: “ABP’s Humber ports really do shine brightly in the ports industry.
“When Immingham receives recognition like this on a global stage, it shows our prominence within the sector of how truly pivotal we are to the nation.
“Our team is really looking forward to meeting other port operators and understanding more about their businesses. These ceremonies are also ideal opportunities where we can share best practice.”
Winners will be announced at a ceremony, due to take place in Ghent this November.