Port of Ipswich’s new bulk storage terminal set to be named by children from Cliff Lane Primary school

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown - Credit: Archant

A naming ceremony is set to take place on Friday, April 21, to celebrate the opening of a new bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ipswich.

Ipswich Mayor Cllr Roger Fern

Ipswich Mayor Cllr Roger Fern

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer and Roger Fern, Mayor of Ipswich, will be joining children from local school, Cliff Lane Primary, who were asked to choose a number for the terminal, at the site.

Owners Associated British Ports (ABP) customers and staff will also be at the event.

The project is part of ABP’s ongoing £1bn investment programme.

ABP’s East Anglian ports at King’s Lynn, Lowestoft and Ipswich contribute £340m to the UK economy every year and support 3,577 jobs in the region and 5,000 jobs nationally.

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They handle more than 3 million tonnes of cargo every year, 2 million tonnes of agribulks and 170,000 tonnes of timber annually.

The Port of Ipswich is the UK’s leading export port for agricultural products and is one of 21 ABP ports across the UK.

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