An investment of £1m will improve the UK’s largest agribulk terminal at the Port of Immingham, a vital service for farmers and a major supply of fertiliser.
UK port operator the Associated British Ports (APB) has announced that it is investing £1 million in Immingham Bulk Park in Lincolnshire.
It spans an area of more than 1.5 million square feet, and already has the capacity to handle one million tonnes of cargo each year.
It provides a vital service to farmers across the Midlands and North of England in keeping them supplied with fertilisers and animal feeds.
Fertliser supplier Thomas Bell & Sons has recently signed a new five-year agreement with the port operator which will guarantee an additional 80,000 tonnes of fertiliser being brought through the port each year.
ABP’s new investment will be used to build a fourth bagging plant for the customer and to purchase new equipment for the expanded facility, including loading shovels and forklift trucks.
The new facility is expected to be complete and operational in January 2019
In 2016, ABP and Thomas Bell & Sons jointly invested £500,000 to build a blending facility at the Immingham Bulk Park. With national reach, this now enables the farming community to request specific blends of fertiliser, bespoke to their requirements.