A gigantic grain ship could be seen loading up at Great Yarmouth’s outer harbour, providing a boost to the East Anglian economy.

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Trevor Gates, Gleadell’s East Anglia regional manager, said: “We have just loaded the largest ship ever in Norfolk and Suffolk at our Great Yarmouth export/import terminal.

“This week, Mv Zapolyarye took on close to 19,000 tonnes of 72 kg feed wheat bound for Portugal.

“This is yet another example of the way our export campaign is providing market outlets for East Anglian farmers in a difficult season.”

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  • The cargo is feed wheat which is grow specifically for export and not for human consumption(well not for English consumption)

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    greenmanwalking

    Monday, September 10, 2012

  • excuse me, but have i not been reading in the national press, and hearing on bbc news that we are to be in grave danger of escalating prices of bread and flour derived foods due to the near collapse of the grain harvest this year, yet here we are in a position to export thousands of tonnes of grain to foreign lands. where is the common sense in that?

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    Edmund Earle

    Monday, September 10, 2012

  • we will be buying it back in a couple of month's time at twice the price.

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    ggj666

    Monday, September 10, 2012

  • And where is the grain coming from? it looks like it's being taken from a boat in the old harbour,put into trucks and driven to the new harbour and out into another boat. can anyone confirm?

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    timmy_two_sheds

    Monday, September 10, 2012

  • A ship in the outer harbour.Thats a surprise.Throught that was what it was for.l.o.l.

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    jordan

    Friday, September 14, 2012

  • Of course, this has absolutely nothing to do with the impending scrutiny committee....

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    ThePresence

    Saturday, September 15, 2012

  • Why would a company pay to move grain from one boat to another? Not very good business sense. Also there were no grain boats in the river while this was in port.

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    Tea&Biscuits

    Monday, September 10, 2012

  • What? A grain ship in the harbour? I imagine that's what it was built for and has been used for since it opened. That and the many offshore vessels which use it. Oh, and the wind farm vessels, and the jackups.

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    Tea&Biscuits

    Saturday, September 15, 2012

  • There's no denying as ships go that one is quiet big. Who would have thought a ship in the outer harbour. What next maybe two ships in the outer habour.

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    Paul Morley

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

  • "A gigantic grain ship could be seen loading up at Great Yarmouth’s outer harbour, providing a boost to the East Anglian economy." >> And what benefit would this be then ?. Certainly nothing for the locals ?. >> Shortages of grain in this country, Food prices going up everyday, and this lot are exporting it. you couldnt make it up !.

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    "V"

    Monday, September 10, 2012

  • V: "And what benefit would this be then ?" - Think you'll find that several large haulage firms were used to transport the grain. Surely the use of these firms clearly shows an injection in to the local economy? And there are not shortages of grain in UK - we actually produced a surplus this year, albeit later than anticipated.

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    ReapnSow

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012

  • Has nobody heard of the EU fiddle they get paid for trasporting to Portugal by the EU then get paid again by the EU for shipping it back again it never comes of the ship

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    Dave

    Monday, September 10, 2012

  • A ship in the outer harbour.Thats a surprise.Throught that was what it was for.l.o.l.

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    jordan

    Friday, September 14, 2012

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