Three ships come sailing in to festively decorated port

By Associated British Ports | Posted: 8 Dec 2017

Last night, the Mayor of Immingham, Cllr Stewart Swinburn conducted the official Christmas light switch on for the UK’s largest port by tonnage.

ABP colleagues were invited to attend the Dock Office in Immingham for a mince pie and a Christmas catch up before heading down to watch the switch on ceremony.

ABP have adorned the port estate with 18 Christmas trees dotted around the site, all of which were kindly supplied by Immingham in Bloom volunteers.

Paul Spencer, DFDS Logistics Health & Safety Manager said: “The Christmas decorations and trees on the roundabouts and at the gates really bring the dock to life! I have received so many positive comments from people at our company over the last few days. Well done ABP, you’ve really brought the season to life.”

In addition to the Christmas trees, ABP adorned lampposts along one of the major roads through the port with festive lights to welcome early risers and to make those cold, dark evenings that little bit cheerier.

Mark Frith, Port Manager for Grimsby and Immingham said: “We’re really pleased with how the decorations have been received. It’s a small token of our gratitude to everyone who works safely on our port estate.

“We’re continually striving to improve our customer and tenant relations by creating more of a port partnership, to prevent disjointed communications and I’m really hoping that these festivities spark some friendly competition amongst our tenants for next year.”

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