GREENOCK 1905
Brewers Sugar Company Ltd
&
Greenock Harbour Trust Treasure's Office

 

The Brewers Sugar Company Ltd took over the Berryyards Refinery from Alex Scott & Sons abt 1896, and later became the Westburn Sugar Refineries of Tate & Lyle. Ironically, Abram Lyle had moved his production from Greenock to Silvertown after the Greenock Harbour Trust had refused to provide an exclusive discharging point for raw sugar.

With the arrival of raw cane sugar dependent on foreign production, shipping, weather etc, The Brewers Sugar Co Ltd found it necessary to store surplus stock in the warehousing and sheds provided by the Harbour Trust Board on the quayside at Greenock. For this they were charged one penny per ton per week, and the above record shows that Brewers Sugar Co, on 25 Feb 1905, paid 30 19s 11d for storage, mainly in Sheds 10-13 from Oct to Dec 1904 but also in Shed 2 from Apr 1904 ... 7439 pence represents a lot of sugar, and part of it had already been heavily discounted.
This sugar came from various parts, and the details of the ships, quantities and storage follows ....

 

To rent on 500 bags Sugar ex "Brilliant" @ Dunkirk.

Shed 2      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Sep 28Nov 450 tons - 6 wks1d /ton /wk150
    150
 

To rent on 758 bags & 325 blocks Sugar ex "Clifford" @ Liverpool.

Shed 13      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Oct 11Oct 2416 tons - 2 wks1d /ton /wk 28
 Oct 2954 tons - 3 wks1d /ton /wk 136
 Nov 321 tons - 4 wks1d /ton /wk 70
    132
 

To rent on 1564 bags Sugar ex "Gertrude" @ Liverpool.

Shed 13      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Oct 12Nov 9156 tons - 4 wks1d /ton /wk2120
    2120
 

To rent on 1259 bags Sugar ex "Rose" @ Liverpool.

Shed 13      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Oct 17Nov 1276 tons - 4 wks1d /ton /wk154
 Dec 449 tons - 7 wks1d /ton /wk187
    21311
 

To rent on 1466 bags Sugar ex "Merrick" @ Liverpool.

Shed 12      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Oct 19Nov 1146 tons - 2 wks1d /ton /wk144
    144
 

To rent on 758 bags Flour (!!) ex "Rose" @ Liverpool.

Shed 13      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Oct 27Nov 376 tons - 1 wk1d /ton /wk 64
     64
 

To rent on 3603 bags Sugar ex "Monlank" @ Peru.

Shed ?      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Oct 31Nov 28131 tons - 4 wks1d /ton /wk238
 Dec 2121 tons - 5 wks1d /ton /wk2105
 Dec 17109 tons - 7 wks1d /ton /wk337
    7178
 

To rent on 1015 basses Sugar ex "Sierra Luceua" @ Mauritius.

Shed 11      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Nov 3Nov 1042 tons - 1 wk1d /ton /wk 36
 Nov 1733 tons - 2 wks1d /ton /wk 56
     90
 

To rent on 2045 bags & 907 blocks Sugar ex "Olive Branch" @ Peru.

Shed 12      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Nov 8Nov 1555 tons - 1 wk1d /ton /wk 47
 Nov 22150 tons - 2 wks1d /ton /wk150
 Nov 2966 tons - 3 wks1d /ton /wk 166
    261
 

To rent on 4250 bags Sugar ex "Concovada" @ Peru.

Shed 11      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Nov 17Nov 26271 tons - 1 wk1d /ton /wk127
 Dec 1150 tons - 2 wks1d /ton /wk150
 Dec 135 tons - 4 wks1d /ton /wk 18
    293
 

To rent on 545 bags Sugar ex "Gorilla" @ Liverpool.

Shed 13      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Nov 18Dec 2254 tons - 5 wks1d /ton /wk126
    126
 

To rent on 450 bags Sugar ex "The Countess" @ Dunkirk.

Shed 10      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Nov 25Dec 2136 tons - 4 wks1d /ton /wk 120
 Dec 289 tons - 5 wks1d /ton /wk 39
     159
 

To rent on 651 bags Sugar ex "Gertrude" @ Liverpool.

Shed 13      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Nov 30Dec 351 tons - 1 wk1d /ton /wk 43
 Dec 1914 tons - 3 wks1d /ton /wk 36
     79
 

... and ...

To rent on 702 bags Refined Sugar warehoused in No.2.

Store 2      
fromtoqty@sd
1904      
Apr 19Nov 29flat rate for 1403 cwts1d /bag51611
Jun 25Nov 29for extra wks3/8d /bag6176
    12145
  less 50% disc 673
    672
 

[Storage was charged per week or part of a week ... stock was removed from storage, often daily, in much smaller quantities than the weekly tonnages shown above.]

 
 

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