As part of our expanding marketing of T W Logistics we have created an infographic presenting the complete ports, processing and logistics solution provided by our company. This visual presents our complete range of services including crushing, screening, milling, packing and delivery.
We think the new visual presents a single graphical representation of our business model and the market sectors we operate in. T W Logistics is a leading independent operator in the UK for the handling, toll processing and distribution of industrial metals, minerals and ferro alloys. Operating through four sites in the UK, we aim to make the logistical movement of goods as simple and smooth as possible.
For more information on packing and bagging, please contact us at 01427 614551.
Gill Smith - Administrative Assistant
Gill is responsible for the day to day administration and processing of all orders and goods handled and processed in our busy Gainsborough office.
Gill is a CPC holder, and previous to joining us, Gill has spent a number of years working with local and national transport & logistics providers in the Humber region in a variety of roles. Outside of work Gill volunteers with the Samaritans as well as being a qualified England basketball table official, officiating for the local men’s league.
George Bramham – Weighbridge Clerk
George is local to Gainsborough and joined us as our weighbridge clerk in Autumn 2016. Prior to this he undertook a 1 year foundation course at Plymouth University in Mechanical Engineering.
Whilst new to the world of logistics, George has quickly integrated within the operations department, taking care of all transport and delivery documentation, the weighing of loads and keeping all necessary records updated and processed as needed by our clients and internal departments.
Away from the weighbridge, George is a keen cyclist, runner and footballer.
The primary areas of or activities have been summarised in easy to download PDF documents. Each document allows for a mini presentation focused on the Company, our Humber and Trent port operations, our Essex port operations, our Essex warehouse operations and also our significant expertise and facilities for materials processing and conversion.
We would request that you download the PDF’s and retain them as useful documents allowing for mini presentations of the products and services we offer. We also have the latest tide tables for our Mistley Quay facility. For sales and general enquiries call 01427 614551.
TWL have just invested in a new air packer to complement their existing packing and bagging lines at their Gainsborough site.
The benefit of the new packer is that we can now pack powders and finer grades of materials into small bags 10 kgs – 25 kgs.
Andy Bishop TWL’s Northern Operations Manager commented that this new air packer allows us to expand the range of products that we can now pack, as previously we were limited to more granular and coarser commodities. It is also quick to clean down between products, which is important so as to avoid cross contamination between products.
This additional equipment, together with our existing bagging lines, enables us to pack most products here at Gainsborough (except food grades) into bulk bags, small bags or drums ranging from 2000 kgs to 10 kgs.
For more information on packing and bagging, please contact us at 01427 614551.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a thank you to all of our staff, stakeholders, suppliers, partners and customers for your support during 2016. We are looking forward to 2017 and working with all of you next year. Season’s greetings from all of us and we wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
It has been a very interesting year with developments across all four sites based in the UK. We have had staff developments and also capital plant investments which have added to our capabilities as we move into 2017. Earlier in the year we introduced a new warehouse management system, additional crawler grab and a new website for the Port of Mistley.
Two of Mistley’s employees celebrated working for the company for 40 years, last month.
Colin Barton (left) and Chris Baxter (right) both started work at Mistley Quay (initially for Allied Breweries and then Bunge), working on the quays and in the adjacent Maltings. They transferred across to Mistley Quay & Forwarding in 1976 where they have both become integral and invaluable members of the team.
They are pictured below with the Port Operations Manager, Ronald Reason, receiving their long service awards.
A big ‘Thank you’ to both employees for their loyalty, dedication, commitment and enthusiasm shown over the years.
Mistley continues to be one of the closest commercial ports for break bulk coaster sized vessels to the continent with sailing times of less than 10 hours berth to berth for the 100 nm crossing.
This allows goods to be loaded one day in the continent and arrive in the UK the next day for prompt dispatch or storage.
Harvest Shipping Services Ltd who acted as vessel agents commented...
"We have used the Port at Mistley for many years and find it to be an excellent and competitively priced UK port. It is extremely convenient for vessels to unload or load at Mistley and then to re-position back quickly for their next cargoes moving between the main European ports. With such a short crossing route, sea-freight rates to the port and port costs are good and the staff at Mistley are always helpful and flexible and have expertise in handling the cargoes so as to ensure the prompt turn round of the vessels, essential in today’s markets."
For more information regarding the Port of Mistley, please contact:
Isoldt Harris – Business Development Manager: 00 44 (0)1427 614551
Ronald Reason – Mistley Port Operations Manager: 00 44 (0)1206 394431
Friends & colleagues past & present, joined together for a final farewell barbecue for our Forwarding Manager Derek Bellamy; who has the honour of being TWL’s longest serving member of staff with 48 years to his credit.
Derek joined the company straight from School and recalled that his first job was sorting through and organizing the company’s stock records. Computers were not yet common-place and most of the work was done on manual typewriters. Ships & barges were regularly seen at Beckingham wharf, arriving with exotic cargoes such as tinned peaches and swimming pools; Derek recalled that the latter had to be winched by helicopter from the ship, before being cut in half as it was too large to travel on the roads!
Derek is renowned for his infinite & detailed knowledge of the company’s clients, cargoes, services & systems and his eye for detail, as well as his much appreciated culinary skills, particularly his baking; many are the times that we have all enjoyed his sausage rolls, lemon drizzle & Victoria sponges as well as many of the fruits and vegetables from his allotment.
Derek was presented with a voucher for a ‘Betty’s’ cookery workshop and we hope that he will return in the very near future for us to undertake some quality assurance testing on his latest wares!.
Derek leaves TWL with the very best wishes from all his friends & colleagues that he has worked with throughout the years; he now plans to take some well- earned holidays with his wife Margaret, visiting friends around the UK, followed by a cruise later in the year.
The Port was very pleased to welcome a group of pupils and staff from Highfield Primary School, Lawford last week, for a tour of the port and to witness the port operations first hand.
The tour was arranged with the school as part of the Geography curriculum, and gave the pupils an insight into the range of cargoes arriving at Mistley and an understanding of European Trading routes, the types of cargoes moved and their uses, and in particular the role of recycled cargoes and the use of sea as a green transport option.
The pupils were able to see first-hand the busy port and some of the many handling operations.
Ronald Reason, Mistley operations Manager gave a brief introduction to the group and explained the operations that the group would see and explained about the ships working and what would happen to the various cargoes handled through the port.
The pupils witnessed the vessel ‘Lady Mary’ discharging a cargo of ash and they were given an insight into some of the other various cargoes handled and stored at the port.
As part of the visit, the pupils and staff were weighed on the port weighbridge and presented with their own weighbridge ticket.
The School kindly passed on their thanks to the Mistley team, commenting..."Many thanks to you both and all the staff that contributed to a wonderfully successful trip. The children thoroughly enjoyed the trip and will share their experience in classes after the holiday."
The Port representatives thanked the group for their interest and we hope that this visit will be the first of many as we look forward to developing closer links with the schools in the local community.
Over recent months TWL have been working on a new part of its Internet strategy with the development of a new mobile ready Port Of Mistley website. 2016 is forecasted to be a year of growth for TWL with several investments across online media covering website development and social media activities. In June 2016 we have just launched our next phase website which offers an insight into all aspects of the company and its Port Of Mistley operation.
TWL is investing in a growth plan for 2016 and beyond with a significant online investment for marketing and customer support. Our new website represents the start of a series of online developments which will cover all activities within the company across all of our locations, website development, social media, mobile and video production for our YouTube channel.
The Port of Mistley has recently purchased an additional crawler crane to supplement its existing fleet. The crane, an NCK Atlas, is hook and grab rigged, and will provide additional lift capacity to the existing port cranes and represents a substantial investment by the company.
The crane has been fully refurbished by Delden cranes, and was promptly put into action, discharging 2300 tonnes of bagged fertiliser which arrived at the port earlier this month. Ronald Reason, Mistley Port Operations Manager said that as the new crane is able to handle slightly heavier lifts than the other existing cranes, it gives us more scope and flexibility for our current clients and also we can now look at accepting other cargoes which previously we could not always handle.
After some careful consideration T W Logistics Ltd has chosen Access Delta to supply its new Warehouse Management system. Joanne Daubney Group Financial accountant said "Whilst the existing bespoke system has supported us well, due to the increasing complexity of orders, particularly in our materials processing divisions, we have now outgrown it and we need a WMS that will support the latest technology as well providing the flexibility needed to ensure the accuracy of the warehouse stock management is maintained in a timely and efficient manner. The new system will allow us to automate many of the current manual systems as well as provide our key clients with a 'self- serve portal' which we feel will be extremely beneficial to them in accessing and managing their stocks in real time....
...We chose Access to be the supplier as they demonstrated a very robust system that we felt would grow with our client and customer base and provide us with the accuracy required, whilst importantly providing our customers with confidence in a first class system and service provider".
The new system is anticipated to be up and running during Q2 of 2016
We would like to take this opportunity to say a thank you to all of our staff, stakeholders, suppliers, partners and customers for your support during 2015. We are looking forward to 2016 and working with all of you next year. Season’s greetings from all of us and we wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
TWL continues to invest in raw materials processing equipment. In response to strong growth in the market and increasing demand, TWL Gainsborough has just taken delivery of a further 2 crushers to supplement its existing capacity. The 2 additional crushers will provide extra capacity for Ferro alloy and Industrial mineral crushing as well as providing back up & cover for routine maintenance and refurbishment to the existing equipment.
These new additions bring the total compliment of crushers on site to 7, ranging from large Kue-ken Jaw crushers through to Cone & Roll crushers, providing customers with size reduction capacity for raw material feed-stocks from 300mm down to 5mm. Materials can then be further reduced in particle size using the range of grinding ball mills and screening systems.
For further information on crushing, particle size reduction and material processing, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The expansion of the existing agreement between the two companies demonstrates the continuing commitment to provide and use sustainable transport routes from production facilities to end users in the UK, significantly reducing road miles. It is estimated that this first vessel saved in excess of 70 road journeys and over 30,000 road miles by using the coastal shipping route.
Brites wood pellets are manufactured using renewable energy and raw materials sourced from sustainably managed forests in the UK, and are used as a fuel source in wood pellet boilers and stoves. They offer customers many benefits including significant financial savings on energy costs, with security of supply and a reduced carbon footprint.
TWL Scunthorpe is the ideal location for the next phase of Brites expansion within mainland UK, as it is well placed to serve rural, domestic and commercial users and compliments their existing facility at the Port of Mistley in Essex.
The first vessel was successfully discharged on the River Trent and transferred immediately to TWL’s dedicated storage facility. The pellets are screened and conveyed through dedicated equipment before being loaded to vehicles for onward distribution throughout the UK.
For more information about coastal shipping options, storage and handling facilities in the Scunthorpe, Humber and Essex areas, please contact: email@example.com or more information on Balcas brites wood pellets as a sustainable fuel source, please contactwww.brites.eu.
TWL recently took part in the development of one of the largest Solar PV farm projects in the UK. The massive Mortal Ash Solar Farm is situated near the Tata Steel Scunthorpe works, close to the A18 at Raventhorpe just outside Scunthorpe. The solar farm was constructed in the last 12 months and TWL, worked closely with a local client to provide handling, storage and haulage services for the PV panels.
The project represents an area of our business operations that we are looking to grow into over the next few years. The growth of renewable energy in the UK will continue with more projects like the one at the Mortal Ash Solar Farm. TWL is well placed to handle renewable energy products such as solar panels from our southern and northern warehouse, logistics and port operations and we are looking for similar projects across the UK.
TWL North has just taken delivery of 2 new Doosan 2.5 t capacity low profile forklifts. The trucks are additions to the existing forklift truck fleet based at Scunthorpe & Gainsborough and will be primarily used for handling the increasing volume of packed and palletised goods moving through the facilities.
Andy Bishop, Northern Operations Manager commented that due to the increasing volumes now arriving by container, there is growing demand on the small low profile stuffer trucks and these new forklifts are ideal for the quick and efficient handling of packed goods whether in big bags or palletised. A significant proportion of the bulk materials arriving at our Northern sites are also further processed and packed, so there is a high demand on these forklifts, and reliability and consistent performance was key in deciding the make of forklift to purchase. The trucks, supplied by Ability handling, who we have worked with previously, are very reliable and ideal for our workloads. For more information please contact the Business Development team at TWL on 01427 614551.
T W Logistics Ltd will be attending the Ecobuild 2015 exhibition this week, meeting with a number of valued existing clients as well as potential new customers and partners. TWL is already very active in handling and storing a wide range of cargoes that come under the Ecobuild banner, so the exhibition is an ideal opportunity to keep track of the latest market requirements and trends.
At the port of Mistley in the South, cargoes and materials currently handled range from solar panels, bulk aggregates and bottom ash used in block construction to other recyclables such as glass cullet. One of the current key areas of focus for the company is further reducing road miles for its clients by making better use of short sea and coastal shipping routes; The port at Mistley handles approximately 180,000 tonnes of such cargoes for clients annually making good use of the short sea crossing from the continent and the coast wise routes from the South of the UK to Scotland and Ireland.
In the North, TWL Scunthorpe facility has just commenced delivery of its second large solar farm project for a local client. For more information in terms of handling, storage and logistics for renewable and recyclables, please contact the Business Development team at TWL on 01427 614551
November saw the 1st orders dispatched from the company’s new grinding mill. TWL continues to demonstrate its commitment to maintain its status as one of the leading UK companies to provide contract and bespoke toll processing services for a wide range of industrial minerals, sands, ferro alloys and ores.
The new air swept mill is loaded with steel forged media and has been designed to allow a great deal of flexibility in order to produce a wide range of specifications from coarse to fine flours. The company worked closely with one of the UK’s leading ball mill manufacturing companies in order to incorporate the specific design features.
Andy Bishop TWL’s Northern Operations Manager commented, “This represents a substantial investment for the company and the project has been driven by us recognising a gap in the market for precision ball milling to consistently produce materials within tight specifications. This project has been over a year in the making and it is fantastic that we are now up & running and fulfilling clients’ orders. We have worked very closely with the mill design team in order to ensure the mill can provide the flexibility needed to meet the specifications and we very much appreciate the support given by them.”
Final commissioning of the mill is expected for the end of the year. The company already operates other ball grinding mills and the new mill now allows the company to expand its capacity to meet current and future demands to service new markets. For all milling and fine grinding enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynne is pictured on the left before the start with Chris is pictured with his medal.
TWL employees have been getting involved in local fundraising events during the month, raising money for good causes. Lynne Weston - TWL accounts manager has just successfully completed the Clumber park “Pretty Muddy 5k”, in aid of Cancer UK whilst Chris Baxter, deputy foreman at the Port of Mistley has just completed a 24 mile bike race in aid of the St. Helena Hospice, Colchester which provides physical and emotional care and support for individuals with life limiting illnesses.
Alan is known to many as the ‘voice of TWL Gainsborough’, as he was often the first point of contact for clients and hauliers. His banter, sense of humour and cheerful manner will be sorely missed by all.
Alan joined the company in February 1978, and with some 36 years of service to his name he has earned the dubious distinction of becoming the second longest serving member of the TWL North team. He first joined the company as a trainee transport clerk, and his first day was particularly memorable as he overslept, arriving an hour late for work. Alan joked that he is now looking forward to many days of legitimate oversleeping and ‘lie-ins’ although he fears that Rose, his wife, may have other plans afoot!
Alan, on the left, (with Derek Bellamy) was presented with some ‘Go Outdoors’ gift tokens and some classic ales, and work colleagues and family celebrated the day with a company BBQ that was enjoyed by all.
Mistley records another strong month, with the second highest tonnage handled at the port since the recession in 2008.
Overall volumes are up nearly 50% against the same period the previous year, with growth in all market sectors. If this trend continues it will be one of the highest volumes handled in the last 20 years.
The port handles a wide range of bulk and packed goods and it provides an important route for many local shippers, offering a rapid and effective link to the continent and the rest of the UK, whilst reducing road miles.
A big ‘thank you’ to all our clients who have supported us and to all the team at Mistley for their hard work during the month.
The Port of Mistley has a set range of tide table information which is now available online through our website. Tide Table information can be accessed via the top menu bar under the "Ports" navigation section. Situated on the south bank of the River Stour, 10 miles from Harwich and Felixstowe, Mistley provides the ideal location for short sea and transhipment cargoes, with excellent links to Europe, the Baltic and Scandinavia as well as to London, the Midlands and the North.
The port handles a diverse range of cargoes including bulk products (grain, fertiliser and agri-products, aggregates, industrial minerals, and recyclables), forest products, granite, steel products, metals, and various bagged, palletised and unitised cargoes.
Over recent months TWL have been working on a new website strategy. 2014 is forecasted to be a year of growth for TWL with several investments across online media covering website development and social media activities. In November 2013 we have just launched our first phase website which offers an insight into all aspects of the company.
TWL is investing in a growth plan for 2014 and beyond with a significant online investment for marketing and customer support. Our new website represents the start of a series of online developments which will cover all activities within the company across all of our locations, website development, social media, mobile and video production for our YouTube channel.
Crushing – Size reduction processing
In response to recent enquiries, TWL are pleased to announce the upgrade of their Kue-Ken crusher with manganese-lined jaws. Andy Bishop - Northern Operations Manager commented that
“This is in response to an increased demand for dense material crushing, as our existing crushers are all working to maximum capacity.
In particular we are finding clients with a range of very hard products who are looking to crush and then grind the raw materials and feedstock’s down into more usable formats. These products demand a high level of maintenance and specific linings to the crushers to efficiently operate”.
TWL are currently operating 3 jaw crushers, a cone and a roller crusher, capable of handling intake feedstock sizes of 0 x 300mm and crushing down to 0 x 2mm; A wide range of materials can be accommodated from aggregates and slags to ferro - alloys and titanium. Once crushed, the materials can be further screened, milled and packed to customer’s specific requirements.
Crushers are based in both our open and covered storage facilities to accommodate the diverse range of materials.
TWL has recently upgraded its particle size analysis equipment to allow for testing of dry powders in addition to its previous aqueous only size analysis equipment.
The equipment a Beckman Coulter LS 13320, measures particle size with high resolution and accuracy is now fully operational in the TWL testing laboratory.
The equipment provides accurate and efficient analysis of a wide variety of powders, without the requirement for compressed air that can damage fragile particles.
Steve Wain who is responsible for the operation commented “Particle size distribution analysis is a critical quality control function offered to our clients. It is particularly important to ensure that all products are milled to the correct specifications and tolerances for the diverse range of industrial applications our clients require.”
TWL currently operate 3 ball mills, and have the potential to crush, screen, fine grind and mill a wide spectrum of commodities including Ferro-alloys, carbon products, refractory sands & mineral sands and certain metals and alloys. For further information on TWL milling, fine grinding and other processing services, please contact our commercial team on: email@example.com
T W Logistics, Scunthorpe saw the arrival of the first of many containers of Solar panels earlier this year, handled on behalf of a major European Logistics provider and a worldwide renewable energy company.
The panels were carefully offloaded and stored in the Scunthorpe warehouse, prior to delivery to the solar farm.
The solar farm will also help the UK meet its renewable energy targets, as well as decreasing our dependence on gas imports and help to reduce the UK’s CO2 emissions.
The whole consignment was successfully offloaded, handled, stored and delivered to site on time and in accordance with the project requirements.
For further information on Scunthorpe warehousing availability and services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve is based at the company’s head office at Gainsborough and is responsible for the ‘in house’ IT systems, materials analysis equipment as well as specific involvement in the briquette and ovoid manufacture.
He originally joined the company back in 1971 but then left before rejoining in January 1988.
Steve (far left) is pictured receiving his chosen award (A Celestron telescope) from Joanne Daubney – TWL Group accountant.
Steve has always had a keen interest in astronomy and he hopes that the new telescope will provide many hours of enjoyment when the skies are clear; Steve’s other passion is entomology and when he is not star- gazing, he can be found outdoors helping the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) ringing & monitoring birds, or studying and photographing moths, flies and other winged creatures.
The company would like to take this opportunity to thank Steve and all long serving members of the team for their commitment and loyalty.
The port of Mistley welcomes the first of many wood pellet vessels on behalf of Balcas brites to the port.
The agreement with Balcas demonstrates the continuing commitment by both companies to provide and use sustainable transport routes from production facilities to end users in the UK, significantly reducing road miles. It is estimated that the first vessel saved in excess of 70 road journeys and over 41,000 road miles alone.
Brites wood pellets are manufactured using renewable energy and raw materials sourced from sustainably managed forests in the UK, and are used as a fuel source in wood pellet boilers and stoves.
For more information about the port of Mistley any of these services contact: email@example.com
For information on Balcas brites, please contact: www.brites.eu
TWL Southern division continues to look to develop its 3pl traffic, aligned to continued interest in its ability to provide added value processing and packing through its Essex based facilities.
In a direct response to these increasing enquiries for handling containerised traffic, TWL South are looking to appoint a key professional based at our Port of Mistley to further develop and expand these markets.
The role will primarily look to focus on traffic streams for our warehouse facility at Wrabness and introducing new added value business to our Southern operations.
Isoldt Harris, TWL Group Business Development Manager commented “This is an exciting phase of our future expansion plans, and we are hoping that by finding the right individual to join the team we can further build on this rapidly expanding area of our business.”
Anyone interested in this position should apply with their CV to the Business Development Manager.
TWL currently provide a range of added value processing services at their Northern East coast facilities including milling, fine grinding, drying, crushing and screening, and packing and palletising.
For more information on any of these services contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
T W Logistics Scunthorpe takes delivery of 3 new Yale 2500 kg counterbalance forklifts supplied by Forkways. Trevor Bland, T W L’s Deputy Operations Manager is pictured taking receipt of the new trucks from Forkways Regional Sales and Marketing Director Gary Hawkhead.
Jason Ledsham TWL’s General Manager commented that we chose the Yale truck due to its suitability for heavy – duty applications, and the fact that it is optimised for low hourly operational cost.
Throughout our discussions, we found Forkways to be very responsive and flexible to our needs, and we are pleased that the trucks can now be put into immediate use handling the increased volumes of unitised goods at our Scunthorpe warehouse in the build up to Christmas.
For more information on TWL logistics and distribution services, please contact TWL on 01724 289205
T W Logistics were pleased to take receipt of 3 Scania trucks earlier this month to their Gainsborough facility. The trucks, supplied by Scania (North east) are equipped with some of the latest technology as well as offering improved fuel efficiency.
Jason Ledsham - TWL’s General Manager said "TWL prides itself on being able to offer all our clients a complete package of services, and ensuring that deliveries arrive at their destination on time, is essential. Upgrading the fleet is an important step in ensuring that we continue to deliver high levels of service; we are constantly looking at ways to improve our costs in this very challenging and demanding market."
The units will be deployed out of TWL Scunthorpe facility, supporting the existing fleet in providing haulage of ferrous and non-ferrous goods stored and processed at TWL to all major UK destinations.
For more information on TWL logistics and distribution services, please contact TWL on 01724 289205
The Port of Mistley and its associated storage facility at Wrabness are pleased to announce that they are now FIAS accredited for the storage and packing of fertilisers.
The port has a long history of handling fertilisers both in bulk format as well as in bags and continues to work with the market and industry leaders in handling their cargoes through the port. The port is already ISO 9001 and TASCC accredited and this additional accreditation further reinforces the ports continued drive to ensure that high standards are maintained.
The port of Mistley is located on the R Stour in Essex and is an ideal location for the import and distribution of bulk and bagged fertilizers into E Anglia and the neighbouring counties. In 2010, Mistley handled just under 200,000 tonnes of cargo of which fertilizers were a significant percentage.
Vessels up to 3500 tonnes can be handled at the port, with fertiliser cargoes predominately arriving from Northern Europe and the Baltic states. Goods arriving at the port can be stored in the quayside stores or in the ports’ COMAH approved storage facilities, or distributed direct from the vessel to end receivers.
The port recently invested in a bespoke bagging plant for fertilisers, packing into 500kg and 1000kg bags, as well as providing cargo-screening facilities for bulk cargoes.
Ron Reason – Operations Manager at Mistley commented that he is really pleased that the port has gained FIAS as this demonstrates our continuing commitment to the fertiliser industry and our clients in particular.
If you have any enquiries in respect of importing fertilisers into Mistley, please contact: email@example.com or call 0044 (0)1026 394431.
TWL Gainsborough extends its processing capabilities further by the purchase of a BJD Hammermill. The mill will be installed over the Christmas period and has been bought to assist in the crushing of recycled materials.
Jason Ledsham TWL’s general manager commented “this is a substantial investment for TWL and it will allow us to further develop our processing facilities for new products, including recycled materials. Through its range of crushers and screens, TWL can produce products to specific tolerances and size distributions. TWL Gainsborough already operates jaw crushers, cone crushers and roller crushers, handling a wide range of materials.
September proved a record month for the Port with its busiest month for over 2 years. The port has already exceeded its 2009 volumes by some way, and the indications are that volumes will continue to increase for the forthcoming year. The port, which specialises in handling conventional bulk and unitised traffic, has responded to the increased volumes by investing in 3 additional mechanical handling machines.
Ronald Reason, the operations manager said, “the additional plant gives us a greater flexibility to handle an increasingly diverse range of cargoes on behalf of our customers”.
The Port of Mistley successfully loaded their first vessel of wood chips earlier this year. The port has been working closely with the shippers for some time in order to bring this project to fruition.
By shipping the cargo via Mistley, the number of vehicle road miles has been significantly reduced, providing a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution.
Nigel Woods - 'Woody', one of the team based at our Scunthorpe warehouse, recently celebrated 25 years with the company. Nigel started work for the company in April 1985 and is one of our most experienced machine and plant operators.
Currently, Woody spends much of his time ensuring that the Zircon sand shed is always kept in good order. In recognition of his long service, Nigel was presented with a monetary voucher, which he put to immediate use, purchasing a new TV. Carl Langham, TWL Operations Manager at Scunthorpe is pictured with Woody after receiving his voucher; Carl joked that it would come in handy for the World Cup if his wife would let him have the remote control long enough.
TWL is pleased to be working closely with Drax power station and their ash management company, Hargreaves Coal Combustion Products Ltd, together with British Waterways, to arrange shipments of bulk PFA from Drax power station. Each shipment removes about 40 lorry loads from the road network and takes advantage of the most carbon efficient means of transporting freight.
Peter Emery, production director of Drax commented, "At Drax we are continually looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment. Using the waterways to transport our PFA not only means that we utilise a lower carbon form of transport and reduce our movements by road, but by reducing transportation costs we are able to look further afield and gain access to new markets. The more PFA we are able to sell, the less goes to landfill taking us closer towards our target of zero ash landfill."
Extract Taken BWB press release
The team at the Port of Mistley were pleased to see their replacement bagging plant arrive in time for the new season. The plant is capable of bagging 1,000kg and 500kg bags and was successfully commissioned at the end of the year.
The plant ensures that bulk fertiliser cargoes arriving at the Port, can still be discharged, stored and packed on site reducing the need for double handling for our clients.