Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £8 million to build a bespoke warehouse for Frontier Agriculture, the latest in a series of recent investments by ABP in the Humber.
As part of a 12 year deal, ABP has commissioned a new 6,455m2 (internal) warehouse to accommodate Frontier’s growing business.
The warehouse will have a 40,386 tonne capacity with an eight bay configuration, and be used to store agricultural products used in the manufacture of food.
Simon Bird, Director at ABP Humber, said: “ABP has a longstanding relationship with Frontier Agriculture, who have been utilising the Humber ports for many years and it is great to be able to support their expansion.
“This latest investment by ABP follows a number of others in the Humber in recent months in support of a range of sectors.
“Such investments are building confidence, and customers from across all sectors of the economy see the Humber Ports as a key link in their supply chain.”
Simon Christensen, Frontier Agriculture Grain Director, added: “Our relationship with the Port of Hull enables us to access export markets for UK farmers’ surplus grains when market opportunities arise, and to import specialist grains that cannot easily be grown in the UK, for example, high quality milling wheats.
“The port has good transportation links which speed the movement of local farmers’ grain to export markets. Meanwhile, cargo arriving at the Port can be moved to millers and food manufacturers efficiently.”
I & H Brown Ltd are the appointed contractors, working with ABP to complete the project by the end of January 2022.