Port records broken in Ipswich

TWO records have been broken by the Port of Ipswich with the arrival of longest tanker ever to use the port carrying its biggest liquid bulk consignment.

TWO records have been broken by the Port of Ipswich with the arrival of longest tanker ever to use the port carrying its biggest liquid bulk consignment.

Robert Smith, manager of the Associated British Ports dock, said: "Cliff Quay can accommodate large vessels easily and its four berths, which handle liquid bulks at rates of up to 400 tonnes per hour, make it ideal for shipments of this size."

Hydro Agri (UK) Ltd, a major ABP customer and UK supplier of nutrients to the farming industry, imported the 10,000-tonne liquid-bulk shipment on board mv Fure Star, a 145 metre-long tanker. The cargo, which originated from Germany, was discharged at Vopak's liquid-bulk terminal at the port's Cliff Quay, ready for distribution to Hydro Agri's customers in East Anglia and beyond.

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