Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced growth in South Wales and highlighted the strength of the contribution it makes to the UK economy.
In 2018, ABP South Wales saw an increase in the amount of cargo handled across several commodities as a result of continued investment in infrastructure and services.
Year-on-year growth was seen in the volume of cargo handled in several sectors in 2018. Chemicals products and Steel volumes were both 10% up on 2017, while Coal increased by 38%. Timber to support the regional construction trade saw a 22% increase in imports. While the import and export of Mineral Products doubled in volume compared to the previous year, registering a rise of 102%.
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