More warehousing to meet the growing demand for agriculture-related cargo is being built at Newport by the port’s owners Associated British Ports (ABP).
The £4.5mn new warehouse, known as 21 Shed, will provide an additional 70,000 sq ft of covered bulk storage facilities.
ABP said the agriculture sector has been growing at the port for several years. In 2017, there was a year-on-year growth of 14 per cent in bulk fertiliser imports and a 54 per cent increase in animal feed imports.
ABP has been investing in the agriculture sector at Newport for several years. In 2015, £3.3mn was invested in new cranes and in 2016, £2.3mn was invested in the construction of a 3,500 sq ft warehouse for the sector along with new weighbridge facilities.