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PD Ports unveils new £0.5 million pound quayside warehouse at Groveport


Logistics UK member PD Ports has unveiled its latest investment at Groveport on the River Trent – a £0.5 million warehouse facility that will boost trade efficiencies and reduce costs for port customers as part of a long-term plan to continue growing business on the Humber.

The 10,000 sqft transit warehouse – an interim storage location for cargo – will improve the turnaround time on vessels carrying weather-sensitive cargo, including fertiliser and steel hollow sections, allowing for temporary, covered quayside storage before transportation to a main warehousing facility on site.

MAXIMISING SHIP-TO-SHORE EFFICIENCY

This investment will maximise the efficiency of the ship-to-shore cranes that move cargo from the vessels onto the quay, therefore decreasing the time vessels stay in port, providing a more cost-effective solution for customers in terms of chartering costs.

PD Ports’ Chief Commercial Officer, Geoff Lippitt, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this new facility that will directly benefit multiple valued customers at Groveport and further demonstrates our on-going commitment to providing unparalleled levels of service without compromising on sustainability.

“Working in partnership with our customers, we have been able to provide a solution that will save time and money whilst increasing efficiencies and, most importantly, offer an effective solution for handling their cargo.

“This new investment forms part of our wider plans to diversify the cargos we currently handle and will make Groveport a highly attractive option for businesses dealing with weather-sensitive products.”

SHELTERING A BROAD RANGE OF CARGOS

The new facility will accommodate a range of cargoes that would usually require immediate transfer to covered warehousing for shelter from adverse weather conditions due to their sensitive nature.

Long-standing customer, All Steels Trading, will be one beneficiary of the new transit store, with steel hollow imports now able to be temporarily housed in covered, quayside storage whilst discharge completes and before transfer to All Steels Trading’s on-site warehouse.

All Steels Trading Managing Director, Laurence McDougall, said, “The proximity of this large quayside warehouse, immediately adjacent to the berth, has significantly improved discharge speeds and, with vessel availability being so tight in the current market, off-loading speeds have never been so important.

“The introduction of this new facility has certainly helped to strengthen PD Ports’, and Groveport’s, reputation in the market as a company making investments to advance its infrastructure to the benefit of its steel trading tenants and their supply chains.”

Alexandra Herdman, Public Policy Manager, Logistics UK, said: “Logistics UK welcomes this significant investment by PD Ports in the infrastructure of its Groveport facility. Anything that increases the efficiency of ship-to-shore freight in this strategically important part of the UK is to be applauded, especially as it promises to reduce costs for the port’s many customers.”

*www.logistics.org.uk/water

Published On: 16/12/2021 16:00:53

 



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