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Port Metro Vancouver shifts record volumes of potash, salt deliveries delayed in New Jersey

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Friday, 13 February 2015

Potash exports from Port Metro Vancouver reached record volumes in 2014, reflecting record worldwide demand for the year. Meanwhile, salt logistics are under strain in the north east of the US, where Morton Salt is struggling to deliver its products fast enough owing to continued snow events.

Port Metro Vancouver announced its 2014 cargo volumes on Thursday, which revealed a 13% year-on-year (y-o-y) increase in export volumes of potash and potassium-based fertilisers to 7.5m tonnes.

Sulphur exports fell by 14%, to 2.45m tonnes, while phosphate-based fertiliser exports, of which there are no large local production bases, rose by...

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