An Australian company, Highfield Resources, which in Spain is based at the city of Pamplona, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pasajes (Pasaia) port authority in respect of shipping up to 440,000 tonnes of fertilizer through the port’s facilities. The company is also seeking a similar deal with the nearby port of Bilbao.

According to Pasajes port authority, it has confirmed its willingness to provide up to 1,000,000 tonnes of capacity annually. Highfield is expected to start production of fertilizer in the first half of 2017 at a new potash mine in Muga.