United Oilseeds exported two shipments of oilseed rape last week, both destined for Rotterdam.
Last Monday (18 August) the firm loaded 1,850t on to the MV Britannica Hav at Inverness, taking rapeseed from United Oilseeds growers in Scotland to the Continent.
On Friday (22 August), a further 2,650t was loaded on the MV Nekton at Hull.
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“United Oilseeds plans to export a further two shipments from additional ports on the East Coast this week,” said Owen Cligg, United Oilseeds’ trading manager.
“We expected our export trade to increase as harvest 2014 progressed across the UK and this is clearly the case, as we will have completed four export shipments within a two week period.”
With the oilseed rape harvest complete, barring a few spring crops, farmers were closing the barn doors for now, he added.
“Supplies to crush are slow to come forward, although cash flow may force the issue.”