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Suttons Tankers has secured a new contract with fertiliser supplier Yara UK.

Part of Suttons Group, the Widnes-based tanker operator will be transporting liquid fertiliser for Norwegian company Yara.

Suttons Tankers will take control of seven Yara tankers, which will transport fertiliser from ports in the North East and South East of England to storage depots in Suffolk and Yorkshire.

Michael Cundy, MD at Suttons Tankers, said:  “As experts in bulk liquid and chemical transportation this is a significant contract for our tanker division, allowing the company to diversify into another new market.

“We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Yara which is a significant European agriculture firm with a worldwide presence and sales to more than 160 countries.”

Suttons operates across the UK with a fleet of more than 500 vehicles focused on the chemicals, gas and fuel sectors. They also operate internationally across the US, continental Europe and in Asia.

Daniel Barley, procurement manager at Yara UK, said: ‘’With safety as our number one priority, we need to be sure that our fertiliser is delivered, safely and on time.”

“We were impressed with Suttons' attention to detail and we are looking forward to working with their team in delivering our nutrients to farms across Great Britain.’’