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Coal scores goal with port

PUBLISHED: 09:18 15 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:39 03 March 2010

COAL imports through Ipswich which began as a one-off trial have resulted in a six-month contract for Associated British Ports.

ABP Ipswich has just completed the 80,000 tonnes shipment for Rugby Cement, a subsidiary of RMC Group - a contract which started as a 2,500 tonne shipment.

COAL imports through Ipswich which began as a one-off trial have resulted in a six-month contract for Associated British Ports (ABP).

ABP Ipswich has just completed an 80,000 tonnes shipment for Rugby Cement, a subsidiary of RMC Group – a contract which started as a 2,500 tonne shipment.

Rugby Cement's final coal shipment under the current contract was

2,230 tonnes on board the MV Union.

Rob Smith, manager at ABP Ipswich, said: "This contract has benefited both the port and Rugby Cement. The port has ample storage capacity and equipment to handle large quantities of dry bulks easily and is ideally located for access to Rugby Cement's plant. We hope to have the opportunity to work with the company again in the future."

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