Associated British Ports was considering the development of a new riverside container terminal on the Humber Estuary to be known as Quay 2005. This development was to create approximately 410m of operational quay combined with reclamation works which would allow the development of a new back up yard over an area of approximately 8 hectares. A dredged pocket to –11.5m CD will be available at the quay.
CGR was commissioned by ABP to work alongside their engineering team to consider the optimal layout and operating arrangements for the new terminal. The work included:
The narrow but long configuration of the site had a significant impact on the definition of the optimal operating configuration. CGR’s report provided details of the site operational requirements with recommendations on the number and type of yard and quay cranes required to handle both the initial trade volumes and the maximum site volumes.