Gleadell ships 25,000 tonnes of East Anglian grain to Algeria from Great Yarmouth port
- Credit: Gleadell
The largest shipment of grain to leave East Anglia so far this season has departed from Great Yarmouth, bound for North Africa.
Agricultural merchant Gleadell, which operates the deep-water facility at the port's outer harbour, loaded the MV Occitan Sky with 25,000 tonnes of milling wheat destined for Algeria.
Gleadell trading director Jonathan Lane said: 'Despite the smaller UK crop, the yield and quality disaster that hit the French wheat crop has provided opportunities for UK milling wheat to be shipped to North African destinations.
'This, combined with some reasonable feed wheat exports, means the UK will have shipped in the region of 1.1m tonnes by the end of December.'
Mr Lane said increased usage of wheat in UK bioethanol plants and a smaller crop had tightened the domestic balance sheet.
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'However, we expect Great Yarmouth to continue to ship grain through the balance of this campaign, reinforcing Gleadell's commitment to the region's farmers in what has been a challenging season,' he said.
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