Port of Ipswich celebrates new partnership milestone with Metsä Wood UK

Andy Constable (second left), head of operations at ABP’s Port of Ipswich and Ian Hawkesworth, National Joinery Sales Manager, Metsä Wood UK, shake hands at Metsä’s new timber terminal, located on ABP’s Port of Ipswich, on 11th November 2019, the day of the first shipment. Picture: Stephen Waller / ABP www.stephenwaller.com

The Port of Ipswich has celebrated a major new milestone in its partnership with Metsä Wood UK, a Finnish timber company, by handling its first shipment of 2000 cbm of timber as part of a new service launched by the port for its customer.

This follows Metsä Wood’s announcement of the opening of its newest UK terminal, located in Shed 10 at the Port of Ipswich, earlier this month. The new terminal specialises in receiving, storing and distributing a range of wood products from the Ipswich facility to customers in the South of England.

Matti Pajula, Managing Director Metsä Wood UK, said: “We are looking forward to working with ABP to ensure that our customers continue to receive the smooth, high quality level of service that they already know and expect.”

Commenting about the project, Paul Ager, ABP Divisional Port Manager – East Coast, said: “This new service represents a new chapter in our partnership with Metsä Wood UK and builds on a long-standing relationship in the port of King’s Lynn.

“We are therefore pleased to extend our cooperation to a new ABP port here in Ipswich and we look forward to helping Metsä Wood UK deliver a successful new service to their customers in the south of England.”

ABP also provide port services to the wider Metsä Group in the ports of Hull and Swansea.

Source: UKMPG website

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