Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Road Haulage Subsidiary of Shipping and Forwarding Group Expands Container Division

Another Ocean Port Home for Logistics and Warehousing Company
Shipping News Feature
UK – Trans European Port Services (TEPS), a road freight subsidiary of the well-established shipping, freight forwarding and logistics group John Good, has expanded its UK haulage operations with the opening of a container transport division at the Port of Felixstowe. The expansion significantly increases TEPS’ existing haulage activities together with its footprint in the South of England and complements its warehousing operations, consisting of over 500,000 square feet of racked and bulk warehousing at sites in Hull, Felixstowe and Ipswich.

TEPS was established in 1959 and originally consisted of one small warehouse and a single vehicle. It was also one of the first companies to operate unit loads, operating from a base in Hull as a clearing warehouse for a co-operative of Yorkshire-based hauliers transporting goods through Hull docks to Europe. The company has continually developed its activities and has successfully grown the business over the years, both organically and through acquisition. In 2015 TEPS acquired Felixstowe Warehousing which operates from a 200,000 square foot facility at the port, offering bespoke freight management solutions to a wide range of blue-chip clients.

The new container haulage division in Felixstowe will be run by an experienced and established management team, Dave Deverell and Nick Deverell, each with over 25 years’ experience in the container haulage industry. Stuart Gosling, Managing Director, Felixstowe Warehousing commented:

“We’re always striving to improve the range of services for our clients. The opening of our container transport division will enable TEPS to expand its business across the South East at one of the most important gateways to the UK. We very much looking forward to working more closely with our existing clients and establishing long-term relationships with other key stakeholders at the port.”

Photo: An AEC Mammoth which was first registered in 1983 and liveried in the same red, white and blue colours which TEPS retain to this day.