Sims Metal Management UK has launched a dedicated scrap metal handling facility at Peel Ports London Medway, Kent, as part of plans to increase exports via deep-sea shipments.
The London Medway facility is now fully operational, and it will have the capacity to handle 300,000 tonnes a year.
Sims deals with around 1.6 million tonnes a year of scrap metal in the UK.
Managing director Paul Wright said: “As a company we are committed to improving recycling and recovery rates for scrap metals, and we’ve identified Peel Ports London Medway as a key partner to facilitate our growth.
“London Medway is ideally located to allow access to our core markets in Turkey, Europe, Asia and the US, as well as increase the volume of scrap metal we are able to handle. We look forward to working with Peel Ports to support our latest investment and cement the position of Sims as a global leader.”
Paul Barker, port director at Peel Ports London Medway, said: “This newly formed partnership heralds a new direction for the business, with the launch of our first ever scrap metal facility at Sheerness.”