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Finnish timber firm's new terminal receives first consignment

PUBLISHED: 07:24 04 December 2019 | UPDATED: 07:24 04 December 2019

Andy Constable (second left), head of operations at ABP's Port of Ipswich shaking hands with Ian Hawkesworth, of Mets� Wood UK, in front of its first shipment at the new timber terminal  Picture: STEPHEN WALLER/ABP

Andy Constable (second left), head of operations at ABP's Port of Ipswich shaking hands with Ian Hawkesworth, of Mets� Wood UK, in front of its first shipment at the new timber terminal Picture: STEPHEN WALLER/ABP

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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.

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