12th August 2019
Pipe Imports Exceed Expectations
Recent activity at Aberdeen Harbour points to the port enjoying a greater increase in pipe imports in 2019 than they had previously anticipated, should current trends continue.
More than 26,104 tonnes of pipe have arrived into the port – an increase of 23% on the tonnage predicted by this point in the year.
The most recent shipment involved 1,800 tonnes of pipe from Vera Cruz in Mexico and Houston, Texas. Pipe has also been imported from Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Norway this year.
Matt North, Commercial Director at Aberdeen Harbour Board, said: “We are pleased to see this increased importation of offshore pipe, as the oil price has continued to increase in recent months. Aberdeen Harbour has ensured the safe and successful shipment of pipe for decades, and our experience is strengthened by that of the local supply chain and our varied logistics partners.
“Aberdeen Harbour is a truly international port – with direct shipping connections with around 40 countries around the globe every year – and we look forward to continuing our work with global industry partners as more pipe is shipped around the world.”