Conn. study calls for scrap shipment incentives

Dec 27, 2012 | 12:33 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrap metal exports, Sims Metal Management, LaJoie's Scrap Metal & Recycling, Rubino Brothers, Port of New Haven, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Scrap metal exports represent a "potential niche cargo market" for Connecticut’s ports, according to a report commissioned by the state Department of Transportation that calls for more exports to be shipped from the Port of New Haven.

Scrap metal is the state’s single-largest export commodity by weight. Of the 950,000 tons of scrap produced in the state each year, about half is shipped to China, Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, with the balance trucked to New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, the report said.....





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