Grain exports get off to a buoyant start

Grain exports have got off to a “buoyant” start in the New Year, according to grain merchant Frontier Agriculture, with the sale of another 15,000t of feed wheat out of the company’s terminal in Hull destined for feed customers in Iberia.

“While local farmers continue to wait for the new bio-ethanol plant in North Yorkshire to come fully online, we are keeping one of the county’s main ports active,” said Simon Lock, who co-ordinates the wheat trading book for Frontier. “2010 has started on an upbeat note, with most deep water ports in the south either calling for spot wheat or bidding for more Jan/Feb supply.”

Frontier exports worldwide from Hull, Southampton and Boston, and in 2009 its total exports reached over 1m tonnes, across cereals, pulses and oilseeds. The grain terminal at Hull is 100% owned and operated by the company.

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