Peel Ports Logistics has recently collaborated with Atlas Commodities Ltd, an innovative and forward-thinking commodity trading firm specialising in introducing willing end consumer Buyers to willing generators & Sellers of scrap metal – Their mantra, “from factory to furnace!”
Guided by their in-depth understanding of the steel and recycling industries, Atlas Commodities Ltd offers a wide range of services, from scrap handling to consulting & commodity trading – Their clients include some of Europe’s largest Steel & Scrap Recycling companies, as well as Automotive OEM Manufacturers.
Backed by a team of highly experienced professionals, savvy entrepreneurs and industry experts, their strategic & bespoke scrap management services meet the needs of all types and sizes of clients, delivering lasting changes and measurable growth.
With more than 100 years’ of combined experience, Atlas Commodities Ltd. has extensive knowledge and expertise of local and export markets, in prevailing and emerging economies the world over, enabling them with their economies of scale to consistently deliver competitive returns and add value by cutting out complexity – A testament to this is the fact they are now handling in excess of 500,000MT of Ferrous scrap annually, with this number set to double in 2022.
Atlas Commodities Ltd. required a facility to handle and facilitate the shipment and export of Ferrous scrap metal products in bulk from the U.K. to Northern Spain, Portugal, Finland, Germany & France where it is re-melted into new steel products in a closed loop recycling cycle, avoiding further production of primary steel.
The methodology developed shows that for every 1 kg of steel scrap metal that is recycled at the end of the products life, a saving of 1.5 kg CO2-e emissions, 13.4 MJ primary energy and 1.4 kg iron ore can be achieved. This equates to 73, 64 and 90%, respectively, when compared to 100% primary production using virgin materials like mined Iron Ore & Coking Coal.
The challenge set was to find an export route to the Continent in the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way possible.