Port of Grangemouth enjoys four year high in container volumes

Port of Grangemouth enjoys four year high in container volumes

The Port of Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container facility has enjoyed one of its busiest seasons, with over 50,000 TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units) being handled at the port in the last two months. This four-year high is the result of a buoyant fresh food export season utilising the port’s refrigerated container handling capability which has set Grangemouth on track for record breaking volumes this quarter.

In October and November, the port recorded a 30% increase on refrigerated container volumes (known as ‘reefers’) year on year and during November alone, the port handled a record 1400 reefers. The bulk of these reefers are being used for the export of Scottish potato seed from farms across Scotland to far flung places around the world including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Morocco. This year sees the potato seed travelling to new countries from Grangemouth, via Rotterdam, to Thailand, China and Namibia.

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