Dry Cargo

Coastal Bulk Shipping secures grain shipping contract with Malteurop

Coastal Bulk Shipping has the signed a long-term partnership with New Zealand’s Malteurop to transport a major portion of the latter’s yearly barley harvest by sea using the general cargo ship Anatoki between the ports of Timaru and Whanganui.

Malteurop is New Zealand’s largest malting company. Malteurop’s New Zealand operations manager Glen Simmonds said that the decision to formalise the arrangement with Coastal Bulk Shipping had grown from effects felt following the Kaikoura earthquake which had highlighted the need to spread its transport options to ensure long term resilience.

“Coastal Bulk Shipping has been able to show the reduced carbon footprint of moving our cargo by sea. They are also working with transport company Philip Wareing from Methven who, with the confidence of the partnership, have built grain silos in Washdyke near the Timaru Port. This allows the grain to be moved to suit trucking loads, minimising empty running. The overall result is a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for the movement of our product,” Simmonds said.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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