ABP invests £700K to boost storage at Port of Ipswich

January 16, 2019

Caption front to back: Matt Moss, F.D. Poundfield Products, Julian Scott, Clarksons Port Services, John Dugmore, CEO Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Rob Page, ABP Project Engineer and Andy Constable, ABP Head of Operations

The Port of Ipswich has invested £700K in the construction of a new, de-mountable warehouse as part of its commitment to continuously improving the port infrastructure it makes available to its customers.

Construction of the new portable warehouse began in 2018 and was completed on schedule to provide extra storage space facilities to accommodate the growing business needs of ABP's customers Clarksons Port Services.

Andy Rham, Managing Director, Clarksons Port Services, said: “Clarksons Port Services was one of the first companies to benefit from investment in the Port of Ipswich when ABP acquired the port some 21 years ago.

“This additional new facility is further proof of our close working relationship with ABP and will enhance our storage capacity provision, helping us in the continued success and growth of our business in the port.”

As part of the order, the port acquired 170 stelcon slabs from local concrete products supplier, Poundfield, based in Suffolk. The company confirmed that this is the largest order they have received in the region in 2018.

Paul Ager, ABP Divisional Port Manager – East Anglia, said: “We are proud to be working with a local company based in Suffolk to complete this new warehouse project.

“Providing extra storage solutions for our customers is key to ensuring that we can continue to accommodate the growth in their businesses and positively contribute to the success of the Suffolk economy.”

John Dugmore, Chief Executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, said: “Both ABP and Poundfield Products are longstanding and much-respected members of Suffolk Chamber and this particular project neatly exemplifies their growth ambitions and successful customer delivery ethos.”