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Port Talbot signs new steel deal

[ May 14, 2020   //   ]

Associated British Ports (ABP) signed a new and improved ten-year agreement with Indian-owned Tata to handle raw material imports through Port Talbot for the local steelworks and to export its finished products through ABP Newport.

It will provide additional opportunities for use of the north side of the jetty and  will also facilitate improved access to port development land on the northern side of the port.

ABP group head of business development, Ralph Windeatt, said: “Port Talbot benefits from a unique deep water harbour able to accommodate some of the world’s largest ocean vessels. It also provides large development sites, a highly-skilled workforce and links with local partners including Welsh Government and the local authority, which make it an excellent choice for investment from the energy, manufacturing and logistics sectors.”

ABP will also be working jointly on new projects with Tata Steel to build upon the commercial relationship between both parties.

As well as supporting steel production in South Wales, ABP Port Talbot handles project and heavy lift cargoes, building aggregates and material for the offshore energy sector.