Corus trials coastal shipping for coke shipments

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Steelmaker Corus has trialled coastal shipping to move two 22,000 tonne shipments of coke from its Scunthorpe works, to its plant in Port Talbot, South Wales taking the traffic off the road and rail network..

Andrew Kirby, lead demand planner, long products division at Corus said that while the two shipments are one-offs for the time being, the company is keen to explore all the available transport options for its products and raw materials.

The Port of Immingham handles small coastwise shipments around the country on a regular basis. John Fitzgerald, port director of ABP Ports of Grimsby and Immingham said these two cargoes show how a seaborne route avoiding road and rail can make sense for much larger shipments to UK destinations.

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