Finnish timber firm's new terminal receives first consignment
PUBLISHED: 07:24 04 December 2019 | UPDATED: 07:24 04 December 2019
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A new timber terminal launched at the Port of Ipswich has received its first shipment - 2,000 cubic metres of wood.
The facility at Shed 10 will receive, store and distribute a range of wood products destined for Finnish timber company Metsä Wood UK's customers in the South of England.
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Metsä Wood UK boss Matti Pajula said: "We are looking forward to working with ABP to ensure that our customers continue to receive the smooth, high quality level of service that they already know and expect."
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ABP divisional port manager for the east coast Paul Ager said the new service represented "a new chapter" in the port firm's partnership with Metsä, building on a long-standing relationship in the port of King's Lynn. "We are therefore pleased to extend our cooperation to a new ABP port here in Ipswich and we look forward to helping Metsä Wood UK deliver a successful new service to their customers in the south of England."
ABP also provides port services to the wider Metsä Group in the ports of Hull and Swansea.