Minster Group has helped the Port of Killingholme prepare for Britain’s exit from the European Union.
The Port of Killingholme is a six berth port near Hull which was built in 2000 as the Humber Sea Terminal. With roll-on-roll-off facilities, a pre-delivery inspection centre and national rail connection, the port is a major facility.
Ahead of the date the UK was originally due to leave the European Union, Minster Surfacing was hired to create several new lay-bys to increase the number of lorries that can park and queue at the port.
This 4000m² project will enable the port to handle increased numbers of deliveries and to cope with any possible delays from customs procedures and processes after Brexit.
The additional lay-bys will enable the port to hold around 100 additional lorries at any one time, significantly increasing capacity and the team is also creating new parking spaces.
To reduce the environmental impact of the work, a significant quantity of the material used in this project contained reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), a recycled product made using asphalt and aggregates that are removed during the reconstruction of old road surfaces.
Despite a short period of time to complete the work, the entire project was completed ahead of the anticipated date of Brexit on 31st March 2019.
“I’m really proud that we’ve been able to help this crucial port prepare for any possible disruption that could come from Brexit. Thanks to the team and the work of our partners on this project, we’ve helped this port to be ready and able to deal with whatever might come as we approach our departure from the EU. I’m really impressed with how everyone has come together on this project and I’m glad to have played a part in it.”
“Better yet, a quantity of the tarmac we used was made from recycled material. This avoided material from being sent to landfill and it reduced the need for oil and aggregate to be quarried or drilled, helping the environment.”
Bruce Spencer-Knott, Managing Director of Minster Group