ABP’s port of Ipswich retained its position as the leading agricultural export port for the 17e consecutive year, beating London, Bristol and Belfast to win the title.
This was confirmed by UK Port Freight Statistics from the Department for Transport, indicating that the Port of Ipswich shipped 409,000 tonnes of agricultural products in 2021, exporting 22% of the tonnage of agricultural products leaving major UK ports in the year. last.
The Port of Ipswich’s performance reflects its key location at the heart of the farming community of Suffolk and North Essex, and East Anglia’s role as the UK’s breadbasket.
As well as being the largest exporter of agricultural products, ABP’s port of Ipswich is also the UK’s seventh busiest port overall for imports and exports of agricultural products and plays a role key in supporting supply chains in East Anglia, including aggregates and cement for the UK construction industry.
Paul Ager, Divisional Port Manager for ABP, said:
“It is fantastic that we have seen consistently high agricultural export volumes, which has enabled our port to maintain its position as the UK’s leading agricultural export port.
Our business plays an important role in supporting supply chains in East Anglia and we are grateful to all of our customers for continuing to choose ABP’s port of Ipswich to handle their imports and exports.