Ward opens new dock facility to increase metal exports

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Derbyshire-based metal and waste management specialist, Ward, has opened a new dedicated deep sea export dock facility at Associated British Ports (ABP) in Immingham, Lincolnshire, to further expand its metal export business.

Investment in the new site will enable Ward to export and import various grades and bulk, sort and process materials for onward recycling.

The family business with an annual turnover in excess of £120 million currently recycles 400,000 tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals every year and the new dock facility is expected to increase this capacity to over 500,000 tonnes a year.

Ward opens new dock facility to increase metal exportsThomas Ward, head of this new project at Ward, said: “This is a major development for Ward and it will open up new destinations and customers for us for buying and selling scrap metal, such as Turkey, as well as helping us better serve our existing customers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China.

Turkey is one of the largest markets for scrap metal due to rebar production used in construction and manufacturing. We now we will be able to ship metal in bulk from our own deep sea export terminal.”

Mark Frith, ABP Port Manager for Grimsby and Immingham, added: “We’re extremely pleased to be able to welcome Ward onto the port estate in Immingham. We look forward to working closely with their team to progress and hopefully enhance their new project.”

For more information on Ward and its metal buying, selling and export services, visit Ward’s website.