Peel Ports signs deal to import 1m tonnes of animal feedstuffs through Liverpool and Glasgow

Agreement between the ports operator and ADM Arkady will see the expansion of warehouse facilities in at the Port of Liverpool in Seaforth and up in Scotland. Tony McDonough reports

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Mark Whitworth, Peel Ports CEO, left, with Graham Atkinson MD of ADM Arkady. Picture by Phil Tragen


More than 1m tonnes of animal feed imports will come through the Port of Liverpool and its sister port in Glasgow every year under a new deal.

Peel Ports, owner of both ports, has signed an agreement with ADM Arkady, part of global agricultural processor and food ingredient provider Archer Daniels Midland, that will see an expansion of warehouse facilities in Merseyside and in Scotland.

The contract will enable ADM Arkady to consolidate its regional imports, better servicing its North of England and Scotland markets.

Graham Atkinson, managing director of ADM Arkady, said, “These two new deals further strengthen the relationship between Peel Ports Group and ADM Arkady.

“Combining Peel’s extensive port network and expertise in handling and warehousing together with ADM’s global supply chain makes an unbeatable partnership that will benefit UK agriculture in the coming years.

“With the scale and efficiencies that these new port arrangements provide we are confident that we can bring the highest quality feedstuff products into the UK at prices that deliver best value to our customers.”

The contract with ADM Arkady will replace a previous contract with Cefetra to handle its agribulk operations out of Glasgow. Following a comprehensive review, Peel Ports and Cefetra came to a mutual agreement not to renew their contracts at KGV in Glasgow.

Mark Whitworth, chief executive of Peel Ports, added: “Our long-term agreement with ADM Arkady is a welcome boost to operations in Glasgow and Liverpool. We are in the process of finalising plans for the storage and distribution facilities to accommodate ADM Arkady’s business model.

“With strategic port locations in the north of England and Scotland we are in a unique position to work with ADM Arkady as it continues its growth in the UK, helping create an efficient, more cost-effective supply chain for its products and customers.”

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