Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced the exchange of contracts with port services provider Felixstowe Agencies Ltd (FAL) at the Port of Ipswich to enhance its customer offer at the port.
FAL has purchased 14 new vehicles to enhance their services, investing £300,000 and reaffirming its commitment to the project.
Tim Meyer, Managing Director for FAL, said: “We are delighted that ABP has appointed Felixstowe Agencies Ltd to carry out haulage services at the Port of Ipswich, providing a seamless and efficient service to its customers. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership.”
Speaking on behalf of one of ABP’s customers at the port, who will benefit from the new contract, Andrew Merton, COFCO international UK fertiliser trading director, said: “COFCO International UK imports a significant quantity of bulk fertiliser products to the Port of Ipswich. Therefore it is key to our business that we receive the highest possible discharge rates. Cargo handling and transport are a key component to this, and the effective movement of product from vessel to store is vital. We have witnessed a significant improvement in the servicing of our business through the Port of Ipswich.”
Andy Constable, ABP’s Head of Operations at the Port of Ipswich, said: “We are proud to have been working closely with Felixstowe Agencies Ltd. since 2013 to service customers at the Port of Ipswich and we look forward to continuing our collaboration in future.
“Our extensive portfolio of facilities, backed by well-equipped operations help ensure safe and time-efficient handling for our customers, providing the flexible solutions they need to keep Britain trading.”