Cardiff Port has plans to invest over ZAR 65 million into warehouse improvements in order to support customers with handilng steel, forest products, and general cargo.

ABP's latest investment includes new warehousing, upgrades to existing warehouses, and new port handling equipment.

ABP South Wales in April, 2016 took over the stevedoring of steel and general cargo operations at Cardiff Port from a third party provider.

Investment in warehouse improvements forms part of ABP's long-term plan to continually improve the infrastructure and equipment the port provides to these customers.

The upgraded warehouses and new equipment will benefit several steel sector customers who have signed long-term agreements to develop their businesses at the port of Cardiff.

Matthew Kennerley, Director of ABP South Wales, said: “We have worked closely with steel sector customers over the past 18 months to best establish how the port can meet the needs of their individual businesses.

"This substantial investment has resulted in these businesses committing to remaining at the port of Cardiff for many years to come.”

The port of Cardiff is owned and operated by ABP South Wales, which can accommodate vessels up to 35,000 DWT and annually handles around 1.7 million tonnes of cargo.