UK: Port of Ipswich handles operation of large rice vessels

By Redacción


The Ipswich Harbor, owned and operated by Associated British Ports (ABP), received the big rice cargo ship MV Ijborg, in support of the UK food manufacturing and processing sector.

The ship was carrying more than 8,000 tonnes of rice, which had been imported into the UK from Waggaman in New Orleans. At almost 143 meters in length, MV Ijborg required the support of three tugs to be able to dock safely and prepare for unloading and departure.

Andrew Harston, director de ABP Wales and Short Sea Ports, said that “this complex operation is a great example of how our expert marine team in Ipswich, working with pilots from Harwich Haven and Svitzer Towage, can adapt to the requirements of the larger vessels with flexibility and efficiency.”

As one of the major grain handling ports in the UK, the Port of Ipswich handled more than 900,000 tonnes of cargo, including agribusiness and fertilizers, in support of the UK agricultural industry in 2020.

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