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2020 NEW CONTRACT FOR
HUMBER BARGES LTD
Humber Barges Ltd is pleased to be assisting our colleagues at Branford Barge Owners with the carriage of sea dredged aggregate from Albert Dock Hull to Leeds for AC Marine Aggregates Ltd. The seeds of this movement were sown as long as fourteen years ago, but it was five years ago when the first load of sea dredged grit sand was landed in Hull for local distribution. Today the time is right to move into the Leeds market utilising space at the Canal & River Trust’s Leeds Depot at Knostrop. Using marine aggregate avoids the need to open new or extend existing land based quarries. The material is very good quality and available in almost unlimited reserves; using inland waterway transport is a truly ‘green’ alternative to road haulage (about 25% of the emissions plus savings on particulates from road, tyres and brake dust, congestion and accidents) thus providing an environmentally friendly complete solution. Final delivery in the Leeds area is by modern diesel trucks although a waterside receiver is in prospect.
Branford Barge owners took the first four loads to Leeds, then ‘Fusedale’ loaded 280 tonnes in Albert Dock Hull from stockpile on Monday 26th October, along with Branford’s ‘Farndale H’ (350 tonnes) and both vessels discharged on Thursday 29th (when the material was required). It’s expected that each vessel will undertake one load a fortnight until demand increases. Once some dredging of the waterway has been completed both vessels will be able to load to maximum capacity 450-500 tonnes.
Thanks are due to the Crown Estate (owners of the material), Leeds City Council (planners) and all others involved for support and assistance in getting this traffic off the ground, and of course to AC Marine Aggregates Ltd for investing in loading and discharge plant in Hull and Leeds and for taking the initiative in the first place.
Loading at Hull Docks. Photo by Maik Brown
Albert Dock Lock. Photo by Maik Brown
Coming up the River Ouse. Photo by D. Longbottom
At Crow Croft Bridge. Photo by Andy Horn
At Heck Bridge. Photo by Maik Brown
Entering Whitley lock. Photo by Maik Brown
Leaving Ferry Bridge Lock and passing under the old A1 bridge
Photo by Maik Brown
Leaving Bullholme, Castleford. Photo by Maik Brown
Fusedale and Farndale at Knostrop. Photo by Maik Brown
Unloading at Knostrop. Photo by Andy Horn
Photo by Malc Slater
Fusedale H entering Ferrybridge lock on the Aire & Calder Navigation loaded with gypsum.
Three pictures showing Fusedale H arriving at Kellingley Colliery wharf and being discharged using a mobile crane with clamshell grab:
For more information on any aspect of Humber Barges please contact us on:
Oatway, Managing Director: 0757
2847006 (24 hrs)
Humber Barges Ltd:
95 Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 8DJ
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