Tim Meyer, Managing Director for FAL (left) and Andy Constable, Head of Operations at ABP’s Port of Ipswich
Associated British Ports (ABP) has celebrated a new haulage services contract with skilled labour and port services provider Felixstowe Agencies Ltd (FAL) at the Port of Ipswich to enhance its customer offer at the port.
In addition, FAL has purchased 14 new vehicles to enhance their services, investing £300 000 and reaffirming its commitment to the project.
Tim Meyer, Managing Director for FAL, said: “We are delighted that ABP has appointed Felixstowe Agencies Ltd to carry out haulage services at the Port of Ipswich, providing a seamless and efficient service to its customers. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership.”
The Port of Ipswich has also recently invested more than £4 million in two new bulk storage terminals, the Orwell Bulk and Cliff Bulk Terminals, adding more than 7000 m2 of storage space, and also unveiled a new fertiliser bagging and blending facility at the port.
Speaking on behalf of one of ABP’s customers at the port, who will benefit from the new contract, Andrew Merton, COFCO International UK Fertiliser Trading Director, said: “COFCO International UK imports a significant quantity of bulk fertiliser products to the Port of Ipswich.
“Therefore it is key to our business that we receive the highest possible discharge rates. Cargo handling and transport are a key component to this, and the effective movement of product from vessel to store is vital. We have witnessed a significant improvement in the servicing of our business through the Port of Ipswich.”
Across its network of 21 ports, ABP has many years of unparalleled expertise in safely handling a wide range of sensitive agricultural materials, including high value combinable crops, fertiliser, feed and supplements.
Andy Constable, ABP’s Head of Operations at the Port of Ipswich, said: “We are proud to have been working closely with Felixstowe Agencies Ltd. since 2013 to service customers at the Port of Ipswich and we look forward to continuing our collaboration in future.”