Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Inland Freight Container Terminal Goes from Strength to Strength

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UK – An inland container storage facility in Teesside has reported record growth over the last year. The £2.6 million Tees Riverside Intermodal Park (TRIP) was part of a £12.5 million investment plan that logistics firm AV Dawson embarked on from 2012 to 2015 to develop its 100 acre freight and logistics terminal in Middlesbrough. The container terminal, which has been operational since 2013, has now reached over 300 units in storage, which continues to grow each month. Paul Wilson, TRIP manager said:

“We’ve seen record growth over the last 12 months. The UK container market is increasing at a phenomenal rate and it’s great to see that this is rippling through to us in Teesside. When we built the facility we came from a standing start as we hadn’t had much demand for container storage but we knew it would complement and fit seamlessly with the other services we provide, particularly the container transport services. It enables us to deliver real added value to our customers. The site also has customs bonded status which can be helpful to some of our clients too. We’re transporting, loading, unloading and storing a huge range of products; from chemicals to used cooking oil, paper and confectionery.”

AV Dawson is anticipating further growth in the future, particularly with opportunities to use its rail link which runs directly into the facility. Mr Wilson added:

“Containers and construction materials are the main two sectors seeing growth in rail traffic at the minute so we’re confident that another phase of growth is ahead of us.”