Ward ships out first 20k tonnes of steel from dedicated dock

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Derbyshire-based metal and waste management company Ward is set to transport its first load of heavy melting steel (HMS) 1 and 2 from its dedicated deep sea port at Immingham, North East Lincolnshire, to Turkey.

The MV Fearless ship, which has five storage holds and four onboard cranes to unload the scrap steel, will transport almost 20,000 tonnes of HMS 1 and 2, grade 80:20, a premium blend of scrap steel, to Habas in Hemrut Bay, Turkey. It is the first shipment from Ward’s fifth site, Immingham dock, which opened in April this year.

Ward ships out first 20k tonnes of steel from dedicated dock
MV Fearless being loaded at Immingham dock.

HMS 1 and 2 comprise obsolete scrap metal only – iron and steel recovered from items demolished or dismantled at the end of their life, such as construction and demolition waste or waste from railway upgrade projects. Ward has recovered the iron and steel from its metal and waste processing plants in the UK, as well as purchasing scrap from local customers in and around its other four sites.

Since opening its dock at Immingham, Ward, which has quadrupled its turnover in the last decade and now recycles more than half a million tonnes of metals a year, has employed five full-time, permanent staff and invested in new infrastructure, site upgrades and plant and equipment, including two Sennebogen 830e and a Liebherr LH40 cranes. The site enables Ward to export and import various grades and bulk, sort and process them for onward recycling.

Thomas Ward, Commercial Manager at Ward, said: “This first ship heading for Turkey is another major milestone for Ward and our metals business. It opens up one of the largest global markets for scrap metal to us, due to Turkey’s production of rebar for use in construction and manufacturing. We can now independently import and export steel in bulk to and from anywhere in the world. At least another five vessels like this are expected ship out this year.”

For more information on Ward Recycling, you can visit the company’s website.