The largest ever Scottish import shipment of liquid nitrogen arrived at the Port of Dundee, last week.

The massive delivery is destined for use by a growing number of Scottish farmers who use the product on their growing crops.

The Rubino, carrying 10,000 tonnes of liquid nitrogen raw material (UAN), discharged directly into Omex Agriculture’s dedicated processing, storage and distribution terminal located at the port.

This operation represents a significant part of the company’s strategic liquid nitrogen and sulphur distribution network available to UK farmers, providing national coverage and local service.

The record-breaking Scottish delivery mirrored Omex’s delivery into the port of Ipswich in November, which also marked that port’s largest ever single supply of product.

The Omex operation in Dundee terminal was opened in 2018 in direct response to continued interest from Scottish growers looking to switch over to a liquid fertiliser system, said the company.

It now has a dedicated support network on the ground, robust distribution and a comprehensive portfolio of plant nutrition products, flexible storage options and excellent service from haulage partner Harry Lawson, of Broughty Ferry.

Its sales manager for Scotland, Mhairi Robertson, commented: “Given the market uncertainty generated by leaving the EU and then Covid-19, Omex is uniquely positioned with key strategic UK storage sites to take advantage of the very best supply routes."

Highlighting the benefits of a strong supply network, she added: “This allowed us to bring those benefits to our customers with a consistent and timely local supply year round.”

Haulage partner, Michael Lawson, of Harry Lawson, said: “We’re proud to be supporting Scottish agriculture, ensuring farmers receive quality product, as and when they need it.”