Frontier operates a number of dedicated deep sea export facilities giving local farmers direct access to overseas homes for their grain. This can be invaluable in adding value to local farmers’ crops in certain market situations.
Examples of UK farmers’ commodities traded by Frontier include human consumption beans to Egypt and wheat and barley to North Africa and the EU.
Frontier’s key export facilities are along the eastern and southern coastline of the UK and include:
Frontier Import Terminal (FIT) Hull
The Frontier Import Terminal (FIT) also handles exports and is located at King George Dock, Hull. The site comprises:
- A 16-20,000mt store, subdivided by commodity, into six bays
- An office and laboratory building
- Two weighbridges.
This facility exports barley and pulses and also acts as an outlet for the animal feed co-product from the Vivergo bioethanol plant.
Southampton Marketing & Drying
A unique collaborative venture between five Hampshire farming businesses and Frontier, the Southampton Marketing and Drying facility gives growers direct access to higher value export markets. With two Alvan Blanch driers recently installed on site farmers in the south can now deliver grain at up to 19% moisture to the point of consumption.
50% owned and wholly operated by Frontier, the SGT silo is operated as an independent unit with a storage capacity of 30,000mt in 1600mt bins. On site laboratory facilities are backed up with Frontier's local alveograph lab.
Products handled include wheat, barley, oilseeds, pulses and oats. Load rates can be negotiated up to 7,000mt per day.
Situated in the Wash bay, the Boston silos are 100% owned and operated by Frontier Agriculture and have storage capacity for 5000mt in 200mt bins. A local laboratory supports cleaning facilities, allowing grading opportunities for specialist cargoes both imported and exported. All crops can be handled.
Port of Tilbury
Frontier has an agreement with Forth Ports to export crops via London's major grain terminal, Tilbury.