Dundee receives its largest ever vessel of liquid nitrogen

Last week saw the Port of Dundee take delivery of its largest ever shipment of liquid nitrogen destined for use by a growing number of Scottish farmers.

The Rubino, carrying 10,000 tonnes of liquid nitrogen raw material (UAN), has discharged directly into OMEX Agriculture’s dedicated processing, storage and distribution terminal located at the port. The site represents a significant part of the company’s strategic liquid nitrogen and sulphur distribution network available to UK farmers, providing national coverage and local service.  The record-breaking delivery, mirrors OMEX’s delivery into the port of Ipswich in November, which also marked the port’s largest vessel of liquid nitrogen there.

OMEX opened its Dundee terminal in 2018 in direct response to continued interest from Scottish growers looking to switch over to a liquid fertiliser system. The company’s dedicated support on the ground, robust distribution network, as well as its comprehensive portfolio of plant nutrition products, flexible storage options and excellent service from haulage partner Harry Lawson of Broughty Ferry, means that OMEX will continue to support the growth in demand from Scottish farmers now and into the future.

OMEX sales manager for Scotland, Mhairi Robertson, commented: “Given the market uncertainty generated by leaving the EU and then COVID-19, OMEX is uniquely positioned with key strategic UK storage sites to take advantage of the very best supply routes.”

Highlighting the benefits of OMEX’s strong supply network, she noted: “This has allowed us to bring those benefits to our customers with a consistent and timely local supply year round.”

Haulage partner, Michael Lawson of Harry Lawson Ltd, said of the record-breaking delivery. “We’re proud to be supporting Scottish agriculture, ensuring farmers receive quality product, as and when they need it.”

 

 

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John Swire - Editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.