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OCT

ABP and RIX Shipping Co. Ltd sign new agreement to help pave the way for Green Port Hull | Rix Sea Shuttle

Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Hull has recently agreed terms which allows Rix Shipping Co. Ltd to relocate its existing business from Alexandra Dock to King George Dock, Hull, in order to ensure that Alexandra Dock is prepared for the development of Green Port Hull in the months ahead. Rix Shipping will continue to utilise the Port of Hull for their timber imports via alternative facilities in the wider port.

To pave the way for this business and future customer relocations from Alexandra Dock, ABP has repositioned three portal cranes which will increase capacity and open up a further common user berth at King George Dock.

Matt Jukes, ABP Port Director Hull & Goole, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to secure this new agreement with Rix Shipping. Over the years, we have built an excellent relationship and I am pleased that this will now continue into well into the future and we will be able to see the continued development of this very important customer.”

He added: “Rix Shipping’s move from Alexandra Dock to King George Dock will also clear an area of land which is strategically important for the development of Green Port Hull, which demonstrates ABP’s commitment to this project and our focus on delivering it to the very demanding timetable required.”

Tim Rix, Director, Rix Shipping, said: “I am delighted that we have concluded this new agreement with ABP. This will enable us to continue to provide an efficient and cost effective service for our customers from within King George Dock, Hull. ABP has been extremely helpful and flexible in assisting Rix with this move which now allows us to discharge cargo closer to their storage area at Tower House Lane.”