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BARLEY BOAT SET TO BE ONE OF THE UKs LARGEST EVER GRAIN SHIPMENTS ON RECORD LOADING AT THE PORT OF TYNE16 Feb 2015

One of the largest shipments of grain to ever leave the UK is currently being loaded at the Port of Tyne (United Kingdom).

The large bulk cargo vessel ‘Rosco Poplar' will spend around seven days loading over 60,000 tonnes of barley which has been brought to the Port by Tynegrain, the North's leading grain drying and storage co-operative owned by more than 100 farmer members in Scotland and North East England.

Gary Bright, Director, said: "The UK barley market is bucking the global trend with increased supplies of good quality barley available - around 2,310 truckloads will be loaded and the ability to export in such large vessels increases export opportunities from the local and wider region."

Steven Harrison, Chief Operating Officer of Port of Tyne, said: "The Port of Tyne has invested heavily in handling equipment for a variety of dry bulk cargoes and it is good to see grain as a commodity experiencing this resurgence."

The barley will be exported for animal feed to Saudi Arabia - one of the biggest barley buyers in the world.

 

For further information please contact:

Lisa Donohoe, Public Relations Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 191 455 2671 Mobile: +44 (0)79123 90777 E: lisa.donohoe@portoftyne.co.uk
Web: www.portoftyne.co.uk Twitter: @Port_of_Tyne

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