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Grain grows in Immingham

[ March 15, 2023   //   ]

Associated British Ports has increased grain capacity at Immingham with two metal plate bunds which can be set up on any quay on any surface. They can also be sanitised between vessel discharges allowing grain for human consumption to be handled. Operations are using the new, faster Liebherr 420 mobile harbour cranes. 

One of the first customers to use the new facility is Viterra, one of the UK’s leading grain marketers.

The Port of Immingham can handle vessels of between 4,000 and 27,500 tonnes in its inner dock and is . Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops (TASCC)-accredited.

The UK has a large domestic surplus of grain and to make way for the 2023 harvest, stores will need clearing to make way for the new crop, leading to a bumper market in agribulks.

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