Named after Captain George Vancouver who originated from the town, the new facility provides 3,000m2 of undercover storage.

Timber volumes at the port have seen a year-on-year uplift of 85% to keep pace with increased demand for use in construction, manufacturing and DIY in 2021.

ABP has invested over £1.4m in the new Dutch Barn undercover storage facility which measures 130m x 25m and could accommodate 120 stacked double decker buses. 

Building and civil engineering company Britcon completed the works at the port. Construction took over five months and supported 20 jobs. 

“I am delighted to see this facility open and ready to meet our growing demand,” said Andrew Harston, director of Wales and short sea ports for ABP. 

“ABP King’s Lynn has handled increased volumes of timber this last year and we expect that this trend will continue.” 

The 39-hectare (97 acre) Port of King’s Lynn handles around 500,000 tonnes of goods each year comprising dry bulks, forest products, steel and other metals.