Liquid fertiliser specialist OMEX Agriculture has imported the largest shipment of liquid nitrogen ever handled by Associated British Ports (ABP)’s Port of Ipswich in Suffolk.

The cargo of more than 13,320 tonnes of liquid nitrogen, carried on the MV Sten Frigg, arrived in mid-November and was discharged directly into the OMEX terminal at the Port of Ipswich for onward distribution to farmer customers across the UK.

Tanker Sten Frigg arrives at ABP’s Port of Ipswich, on 14-November-2020.
Picture: Stephen Waller

“COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented number of challenges for UK agriculture over the last nine months,” notes OMEX Agriculture managing director Max Winkler. “But, thanks to the Port of Ipswich and our own dedicated support staff and fleet of tankers, as well as quality logistical planning, we have been able to maintain the supply of liquid nitrogen to our customers and ensured timely deliveries.”

Andrew Harston, ABP Wales and Short Sea Ports director, adds: “The month of November saw another record for the Port of Ipswich, as we welcomed the MV Sten Frigg with the largest shipment of liquid fertiliser we’ve had at the port. We look forward to continuing to work with OMEX to support UK farmers through the pandemic and beyond.”