Lee Armstrong, Head of Commerce (Rail) at ABP Immingham, gave an illustrated presentation to SLHA members at St Hugh's Hall on Wednesday 17 May.
Rail infrastructure serving British ports has declined considerably but it continues to play a significant role. Larger and better designed wagons are now used for carrying a range of bulky goods to and from ports.
The destinations of goods imported through Immingham and carried by rail are mainly in the northern half of the country. Coal for the steelworks at Scunthorpe is still a large element of the imports though at a lower level than a few u[years ago.
British ports are making good progress towards carbon neutrality in their operations.
Image: cranes for loading containers onto rail trucks at Immingham Dock