Scotland: Potato exports power growth at Grangemouth

Potato exports power growth at GrangemouthScotland’s Port of Grangemouth has seen its busiest season in four years due to the buoyant seed potato export industry. The port, which is Scotland’s largest container facility, has handled over 50,000 TEUs during the last two months, and is on track to break volume records for this quarter. In October and November, the port recorded a 30 per cent increase on reefer volumes year on year and during November alone, the port handled a record 1,400 reefers. Most of this volume is the export of Scottish potato seed going to countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Morocco. This year, Scottish potato seed was exported via Rotterdam to Thailand, China and Namibia for the first time. More