Finnish timber firm's new terminal receives first consignment
Andy Constable (second left), head of operations at ABP's Port of Ipswich shaking hands with Ian Hawkesworth, of Mets� Wood UK, in front of its first shipment at the new timber terminal Picture: STEPHEN WALLER/ABP
A new timber terminal launched at the Port of Ipswich has received its first shipment - 2,000 cubic metres of wood.
The facility at Shed 10 will receive, store and distribute a range of wood products destined for Finnish timber company Metsä Wood UK's customers in the South of England.
Metsä Wood UK boss Matti Pajula said: "We are looking forward to working with ABP to ensure that our customers continue to receive the smooth, high quality level of service that they already know and expect."
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ABP also provides port services to the wider Metsä Group in the ports of Hull and Swansea.