Signed and sealed – Port of Ipswich pens new contract with haulage services provider
The haulage services contract between ABP and FAL will boost customer offerings at the port.
In addition, FAL has also invested £300,000 (266,000 euros) by purchasing 14 new vehicles to enhance their services and reaffirming its commitment to the project.
The Port of Ipswich has also invested more than £4 million (4.5m euros) in two new bulk storage terminals, the Orwell Bulk and Cliff Bulk Terminals, adding more than 7,000sqm of storage space, and also unveiled a new fertiliser bagging and blending facility at the port.
Andrew Merton, COFCO International UK Fertiliser Trading Director, said: “COFCO International UK imports a significant quantity of bulk fertiliser products to the Port of Ipswich.
“Therefore it is key to our business we receive the highest possible discharge rates. Cargo handling and transport are a key component to this, and the effective movement of product from vessel to store is vital. We have witnessed a significant improvement in the servicing of our business through the Port of Ipswich.”
Across its network of 21 ports, ABP has many years expertise in safely handling a wide range of sensitive agricultural materials, including high value combinable crops, fertiliser, feed and supplements.
Andy Constable, ABP’s Head of Operations at the Port of Ipswich, added: “We are proud to have been working closely with Felixstowe Agencies Ltd. since 2013 to service customers at the Port of Ipswich and we look forward to continuing our collaboration in future.
“Our extensive portfolio of facilities, backed by well-equipped operations help ensure safe and time-efficient handling for our customers, providing the flexible solutions they need to keep Britain trading.”