King’s Lynn port records its largest export of grain

The Alexandra silo complex at the Port of  Lynn ANL-150914-150322001
The Alexandra silo complex at the Port of Lynn ANL-150914-150322001
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The Port of Lynn has handled a record level of grain exports during August following on from a strong harvest.

More than 47,400 tonnes on behalf of FennGrain and Openfield have passed through the port that month, surpassing the previous record by 715 tonnes. ABP puts its success down to extensive levels of investment in facilities by both ABP and its customers in storage facilities and handling equipment.

As a result of the investment, handling speeds have doubled from 75 tonnes per hour to 150 tonnes per hour.

ABP’s Port of Ipswich has also seen record-breaking success with exports in August amounting to 119,548 tonnes of grain, smashing a previous record of 107,400 tonnes recorded in August 2003.

ABP Short Sea Ports director Andrew Harston said: “This impressive performance reaffirms both our commitment to the region and to delivering a high level of customer service. The grain season is only two months in, and we look forward to working with our customers to grow these numbers still further.

“Our investment in the East Anglian ports is continuing to reap benefits. The record numbers we have seen in August are a testament to the roles that ports play in supporting not just the region’s farmers but the wider UK economy, and underlines our commitment to keeping Britain trading.”