Ward opens new dedicated dock facility for scrap metal export

Immingham Aerial

Image courtesy of Associated British Ports (ABP)


Derbyshire-based metal and waste management specialist, Ward, is opening a dedicated deep sea export dock facility at Associated British Ports (ABP) in Immingham to further expand it’s metal export business.

Ward’s dedicated port facility at Immingham, will enable the deep sea shipping of metal cargo to destinations around the world. Investment in the new site will enable the independent metals specialist to export and import various grades and bulk, sort and process for onward recycling.

Thomas Ward, head of this new project at Ward, said: “This is a major development for Ward and it will open up new destinations and customers for us for buying and selling scrap metal, such as Turkey, as well as helping us better serve our existing customers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China.

Turkey is one of the largest markets for scrap metal due to rebar production used in construction and manufacturing. We now we will be able to ship metal in bulk from our own deep sea export terminal.”

With its nationally strategic role in the energy industry, the Immingham port also plays a key role in distribution and logistics within North Sea, Scandinavian and Baltic roll on roll off and container trades.

Mark Frith, ABP Port Manager for Grimsby and Immingham said: “We’re extremely pleased to be able to welcome Ward onto the port estate in Immingham. We look forward to working closely with their team to progress and hopefully enhance their new project.”

Ward is a fourth-generation family business and has quadrupled its turnover in the last 10 years, through continuous investment and innovation in metal processing and recycling. It now recycles approximately 400,000 tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals per year and the new dock facility will increase its capacity to well over half a million tonnes of metal per year.