Port of King’s Lynn gets multimillion storage facility

October 4, 2017 by  

A new £2.2m Port of King’s Lynn storage facility is now open.

The Bulk Store Terminal was opened as the latest move in a plan to enhance infrastructure, with Cllr Carol Bower and North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham among those present at the launch event.

The facility was named the Hanse Bank Terminal, paying homage to the region’s long-tanding trading traditions with the medieval times’ Hanseatic league. It features four bays named at the launch.

Director of Short Sea Ports Director, Andrew Harston:

“Constructing new facilities in a way that minimises their impact on the environment is important to us. That is why the new terminal is equipped with solar panels to provide a clean energy generating capacity and the latest generation of energy efficient lighting systems within the facility itself.”

Such a purpose-built storage solution does not need to promote itself like a conventional storage facility, although marketing services, such postcards and full colour printing, can boost awareness of developments like this. With such an investment made already in the warehouse, (part of an overall £3.3m spent on infrastructure) the Port of King’s Lynn will be hoping that it earns its keep.

The new facility will store grain and other agricultural products, which will enable reorganisation of the various cargo areas.

The latest addition to the port will increase solar capacity, helping to improve sustainability of port operations.