22.2.2022 | PortsTimber 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.”