Global animal feed trader ADM Arkady is continuing its extensive programme of animal feed imports with the support of Peel Ports.
The programme is being facilitated by Peel Ports’ teams in both the Port of Liverpool and King George V Dock (KGV) in Glasgow and could see a combined throughput of one million tonnes of animal feed imports each year.
Earlier this year, Peel Ports announced a long-term contract with the global supply chain leader, which includes significant investment in extensive agri-bulks storage and handling facilities at both KGV and the Port of Liverpool.
The port operator has supplied 700,000 sq.ft. of TASCC and ATEX compliant warehousing facilities across the group which has recently been supplemented with an additional 105,000 sq.ft in Scotland due to the success of ADM Arkady in the region, as well as extended port operating hours to create supply chain efficiencies for the customer.
Peel Ports has also invested in a new IT platform alongside new plant and cargo handling equipment, to ensure the highest standards of compliance.
The recent arrival of 21,000 metric tonnes of animal feed to Glasgow marked a significant milestone in the partnership.
Graham Atkinson, Managing Director, ADM Arkady, said: “The arrival of our first large agri-bulks vessel in KGV marks another significant milestone in our partnership with Peel Ports and our extensive programme of animal feed imports.”
“Working with Peel Ports, we have been able to enter both the Scottish and northern English market, helping transform ADM’s global supply chain to the benefit of the UK’s agriculture industry. The new ATEX and TASSC accredited facility operated by Peel Ports represents best-in-class and will help us maintain our exceptionally high standards.”
Andrew Hemphill, Port Director at Peel Ports Clydeport, said: “We have invested considerably in upgrades to ensure we can provide our customer ADM with market-leading storage and distribution facilities. With these upgrades and the addition of two more facilities in KGV we are able to facilitate large shipments like the most recent from Canada and ensure an effective route to market for ADM’s products.
“We look forward to continuing to support ADM Arkady with its extensive programme of animal feed imports.”