A company is set to pour “significant” investment into the Port of Ipswich after signing a long-term lease with dock owners.
Port services and vessel agency Clarkson Port Services will be investing an undisclosed sum in its handling and storage capabilities for the grain and biomass terminal at the port, which is owned by Associated British Ports (ABP).
An aerial shot of Sentinel Quay at the Port of Ipswich, where Clarksons Port Services is based Picture: MIKE HUGHES – Credit: Mike Hughes
The company which has had a presence at the port for more than 20 years, has “reputation for excellence” in the agribulks sector, ABP said, and its activity has grown substantially over the last few years.
It will use almost six acres of covered bulk storage space — handling around 400,000 tonnes of cargo every year. The investment demonstrates Clarksons’ strong commitment to the East Anglian region and its customers, said ABP.
Clarksons managing director David Rumsey said: “Clarksons Port Services has a long-standing relationship with ABP, having been in the Port of Ipswich for almost 30 years. In that time we have handled approximately 10 million tonnes of cargo . . .
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