Categories: Associated British Ports, Kings Lynn, NewsPublished On: 18.08.2021262 words1.4 min read

ABP King’s Lynn Port successfully handles first shipment of granite

ABP King’s Lynn handling first shipment of granite

Associated British Ports’s Port of Lynn welcomed its first ever shipment of granite in July.

The cargo, received on behalf of Witherley Services, was safely and swiftly discharged to quay, enabling the first deliveries to reach local customers on the same day.

Witherley Services, based in Kettering, is part of the construction company, Aggregate Industries, who chose ABP King’s Lynn to meet their existing local customer demand and expand future sales in the area.

The 3,542 metric tonnes of granite came from Aggregate Industries’ flagship super quarry, Glensanda, in Scotland, the largest granite quarry in Europe.

Granite stone is often used in buildings, bridges, paving, monuments, countertops, tile floors, stair treads and many other design elements of construction.