The Agri-Hub, which opened in early 2020, handles an extensive range of important agricultural products for Scottish animal feed, food and drink and farming industries. The port has been fully open and operational throughout the global pandemic with the port’s key workers handling these essential products.
The location and facilities at the Agri-Hub on the Firth of Forth ensure an efficient supply chain as cargo can be shipped directly from many origins from all around the world to Scotland without the need for trans-shipments at a European port. This also means there is a reduction in truck road miles as the hub is located centrally in Scotland for many farmers and food manufacturers.
Resilience in challenging times
“Our Agri Hub in Rosyth is a success story. Over the past two years, our team have handled one million tonnes of agri product for our partner Cefetra. We have shown resilience during a very challenging time for the port and our team have worked hard to ensure that the supplies reach the key farming and food market,” said Andy Lamb, deputy port manager at the Port of Rosyth.
Andrew Mackay, managing director at Cefetra Ltd, said: “We are extremely pleased with how the Agri hub is working and the cooperation we have had with Forth Ports in this enterprise.
“The facility helps us supply the Scottish market with key raw materials that the feed, food and drink industries require to be imported.
“In addition, we have worked for Scottish farmers, to develop new, interesting export markets for grains and oilseeds that we have loaded out from Rosyth. Reaching the landmark figure of one million tonnes of throughput in such a short period of time from the opening is a testament to all involved.”