Quay 2005, Container Terminal, Hull

  • Project Type
  • Container Terminal
  • Client
  • Associated British Ports
  • Project Value
  • Not Available
  • Project Period
  • 2004 - present
  • Current Status
  • Completed
  • Services
  • Master Plan • Operational Review


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:

  • A review of the physical parameters and exchange volumes for the vessels most likely to use this facility
  • Consideration of the quay equipment requirements including a review of the operational potential for both gantry cranes and mobile cranes. Consideration was also given to the optimal rail gauge for the gantry crane
  • An assessment of the quay’s maximum throughput capacity
  • An assessment of the yard’s maximum capacity based on industry standard parameters for stack height and dwell time but also considering the impacts of the actual parameters for the current trade at Hull
  • Consideration of various alternatives for the yard operating equipment including rail mounted gantry cranes, rubber tyred gantry cranes, terminal tractors and forklifts and the impact of these alternatives on the yard layout
  • An assessment of the equipment requirements for the site and the proposed phasing of its procurement

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. 

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