ABP: Largest Shipment of Stone in Ipswich

News, Ports & Terminals — By on March 24, 2015 at 2:27 PM
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Arklow Bay at ABP Port of Ipswich unloading stone for Lafarge Tarmac

Associated British Ports’ Port of Ipswich has welcomed the largest shipment of stone in its history.

The MV Arklow Bay arrived in Ipswich, from Belfast, to deliver 8229 tonnes of stone for Lafarge Tarmac, close to a thousand tonnes more than the previous record of 7371 tonnes.

Materials for the construction industry represented around 30% of the Ports total tonnage in 2014.

Ipswich welcomes a vast range of construction materials into the port every year, including bricks, stone, sand, gravel and cement which are vital raw materials for the region’s construction industry.

Alastair MacFarlane, ABP Port Manager East Anglia said; “The Port of Ipswich is a key gateway to markets for the region’s construction industry.”

The vessel owned by Arklow Shipping delivered the cargo to Lafarge Tarmac’s state of the art asphalt plant at the Ports Cliff Quay’’.

Nigel Stephenson, Production Manager Lafarge Tarmac said; “”Receiving aggregates on a vessel of this size is a great opportunity for Lafarge Tarmac to contribute to a reduction in our carbon footprint and to help us provide the best possible solutions in a growing construction market.”

Together with our customers, ABP Ipswich supports 1, 812 jobs locally and contributes £122 million to the regional economy.

With the support of its customers, ABP’s Ports of East Anglia, King’s Lynn, Lowestoft and Ipswich contribute £340 million to the UK economy every year and support 3, 577 jobs in the region and 5, 000 jobs nationally.

ABP East Anglia plays a vital role in connecting the region to ports across the North Sea and beyond.

About ABP

ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator with 21 ports and other transport related businesses creating a unique national network capable of handling a vast array of cargo.

ABP contributes £5.6 billion to the UK economy every year and supports 84, 000 jobs. Our current investment programme promises to deliver an extra £1.75 billion for the economy every year.

ABP…

  • ·         Handles over 1.5 million vehicles every year
  • ·         Generates around one quarter of the UK’s rail freight
  • ·         Has 1.4 million square metres of covered storage
  • ·         Has 1, 000 hectares of open storage
  • ·         Handles around 100m tonnes of cargo each year
  • ·         Owns 5, 000 hectares of port estate
  • ·         Has 87km of quay

Our five year investment programme is worth £837 million. Our investment is designed to respond to the needs of our customers whose business relies on our ports for access to international and, in some cases, domestic markets.

www.abports.co.uk

 

About ABP East AngliaWith the support of its customers, ABP’s Ports of East Anglia, King’s Lynn, Lowestoft and Ipswich contribute £340 million to the UK economy every year and support 3, 577 jobs in the region and 5, 000 jobs nationally.ABP East Anglia plays a vital role in connecting the region to ports across the North Sea and beyond.About ABP

ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator with 21 ports and other transport related businesses creating a unique national network capable of handling a vast array of cargo.

ABP contributes £5.6 billion to the UK economy every year and supports 84, 000 jobs. Our current investment programme promises to deliver an extra £1.75 billion for the economy every year.

ABP…

  • ·         Handles over 1.5 million vehicles every year
  • ·         Generates around one quarter of the UK’s rail freight
  • ·         Has 1.4 million square metres of covered storage
  • ·         Has 1, 000 hectares of open storage
  • ·         Handles around 100m tonnes of cargo each year
  • ·         Owns 5, 000 hectares of port estate
  • ·         Has 87km of quay

Our five year investment programme is worth £837 million. Our investment is designed to respond to the needs of our customers whose business relies on our ports for access to international and, in some cases, domestic markets.

 

www.abports.co.uk

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