The increased opening hours have been introduced to meet the growing demand at the terminal. The enhancement will further reduce haulier waiting times whilst offering further flexibility for customers operating around the clock.
Operations at HCT continue to grow and the terminal has recently benefitted from a series of continuous improvements and investment since ABP took over operation of the terminal in 2016.
The terminal now benefits from four new Liebherr ship-to-shore gantry cranes and boasts three berths capable of mooring vessels up to 199m in length.
With average dwell times for collections and deliveries at just 25 minutes and an abundance of berth capacity available, the terminal is well positioned for further future growth.
At present, HCT has 13 sailings per week with direct connections calling from Rotterdam, Ghent, Amsterdam, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Chris Vause, commercial manager for ABP, said: “These extended opening times will allow the terminal to meet the 24 hour demands of the logistics industry and help haulage companies increase daily productivity and planning efficiency.
“We’re looking forward to seeing the additional opportunities that arise from the change in our operations.”
The terminal will be open 24/6 from Monday, July 16, and will close each Saturday at 9pm and reopen at 5am on Sundays.