22.2.2022 | Ports

Timber Terminal at Port of King’s Lynn hits growth targets

Customers flock to purpose-built facility. 

Two months after Associated British Ports (ABP) officially opened its £1.4m Vancouver Timber Terminal at the Port of Kings Lynn, the purpose-built storage facility is hitting growth targets. Last year saw a record number of vessels arrive at the Norfolk port and the volume of cargo handled was also up by 5% on 2020 volumes.

Whilst King’s Lynn is known for handling agribulks and aggregates, forest products at the port have risen since 2020. The increased trade supports local jobs: ABP already directly employs 30 people from the market town and supports local businesses, restaurants, and shops.

King’s Lynn Port Manager Kim Kennedy said: “We knew customers would flock to the facility, and they have. It is great to see that ABP’s investments draw in more business that benefits the town and wider region.”

The Port of King’s Lynn is one of ABP’s three East Anglian Ports. Collectively, the Ports of King’s Lynn, Lowestoft and Ipswich and their customers support 3,700 jobs.

Port of Kings Lynn