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Tarmac and ABP sign new agreement in Port Talbot

ABP Port Talbot

ABP to load 300,000 tonnes of ground granulated blast-furnace slag for shipment around the UK

TARMAC have entered into a long-term stevedoring agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) at Port Talbot, in South Wales.

The move follows a successful partnership with ABP at existing ports in Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Garston (Liverpool), Southampton, and Ipswich – with the new deal in Port Talbot seeing ABP loading ground granulated blast-furnace slag (GGBS) cement replacement material.

The new contract will see more efficient shipments for the loading of 300,000 tonnes of GGBS annually, with this cargo typically going to UK facilities for use in concrete production.

Andrew Harston, ABP Wales and short sea ports director, said: ‘ABP continue to invest in their ports’ infrastructure and services, as well as sustainability measures, and we are delighted to win this new contract with Tarmac, who share our commitments to the highest standards of health and safety, and sustainability.’

Simon Grey, Tarmac managing director for the South West & Wales, said: ‘Our marine operations, in UK coastal and inshore waters, allow us to deliver our sustainable building products to a variety of ports, harbours and rivers.

‘This offers our customers the convenience of shipping large volumes of aggregate in a way that is environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Partnering with ABP means we can help more customers build more sustainable infrastructure.’

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