What is happening: Maersk is moving its current Immingham to Europe service to the Hull Container Terminal.
Why is this happening: The company are concerned about accessibility at their current location.
When is this happening: The move will take place in January 12 2019.
What did Maersk say: “Customers had been contacting us about using Hull instead of Immingham as apparently it is easier to gain access. In some cases, they were saying, issues with connectivity to Immingham were adding as much as three hours to journeys, and Hull has proved helpful in the decision-making.
“We continuously work on improving our local product offering, ensuring our portfolio meets customer expectations and helps them grow their business. Our shortsea connections complement our ocean services and connect our customers with markets around the world.”
What did ABP Humberside director Simon Bird say: “We believe Hull and Immingham are now the premier container destinations in the north of England, offering an unrivalled service. We’re proud to welcome Maersk to the Hull Container Terminal and we look forward to strengthening our partnership and building further trade links. Unlocking this new trade gateway to the rest of the world is not only significant for the local economy, but also for the national and international economy.”