"Because we use magnetic cranes for handling the coil in our warehouse, we have a very low level of damage to the coils. In fact, in 2016, we have damaged only 1 coil out of 12,000 units we shifted for ArcelorMittal. With the demands of the automotive industry, there is a zero tolerance towards damaged coils, so these low damage rates are very important, not only to ArcelorMittal, but across the supply chain," says Ian Penistone, Operations Director.
DFDS volumes for ArcelorMittal have been steadily rising. We handled 71,000 tonnes in 2014, 89,000 tonnes in 2015 and expect to move 125,000 tonnes in 2016. Much of this steel comes back to us in Immingham in the form of finished cars from Jaguar, Land Rover and Vauxhall to be shipped to points in Europe on DFDS vessels.