UK’s port and terminal operator Associated British Ports (ABP) announced that the Port of Ipswich handled over 1 million tonnes of exports and imports from the start of the year until the end of May 2023.
ABP highlighted that it is making 2023 a record-breaking year for the port’s role in supporting British trade and Suffolk businesses.
More specifically, on Tuesday 30 May, around 13,500 tonnes of Urea Fertiliser arrived at the UK port from Damietta, Eqypt on board Selecta, the largest fertiliser vessel to visit the port this year.
The vessel was discharged using ABP’s dual-powered (electric and diesel) Mantsinen cranes.
In fact, this was the first time the port has supported over 1 million tonnes of exports and imports of various products, which includes agribulks and construction materials, in this five-month period, and has been credited as being a result of a strong harvest.
Andrew Harston, ABP’s regional director of Wales and Short Sea Ports, commented, “This fantastic achievement is testament to the hard-working team at ABP’s Port of Ipswich. This milestone further cements Ipswich as a place of strategic national importance in relation to exports and imports, and the role the port plays in Keeping Britain Trading.”