PD Ports' Felixstowe deal

PD Portcentric Logistics has significantly increased the warehouse capacity of its largest customer by volume at Felixstowe as part of a long-term deal.

Both reeled and palletised paper weighing up to five tonnes are unpacked, stored and packed by PD Portcentric Logistics for clients on behalf of Burhill before being separately distributed by road haulage across the UK and Europe.

Burhill is one of the leading UK freight-forwarders and warehousing providers in the forestry products industry.

The businesses have worked together for 10 years and this contract is a continuation of a very successful relationship.

PD Portcentric Logistics manages the shunting service from the dock, devanning, storage and repacking of goods into vehicles for Burhill which has increased its warehouse demands on site from 130,000 sq.ft. to 190,000 sq.ft. today involving more than 7,000 containers each year.

PD Portcentric Logistics, part of the award-winning PD Ports group, is the largest single warehouse provider at the Port of Felixstowe. It also offers portcentric warehousing at its operations at Teesport and Billingham in the North-East and Swadlincote in the Midlands providing critical cost, efficiency and environmental benefits.

Frans Calje, PD Ports’ MD Unitised, said:

“We have built up a successful working relationship over the years, this contract will strengthen our businesses while continuing to improve efficiencies and reduce supply chain costs.

“I look forward to working with Burhill to continue the journey we have enjoyed together so far.”

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