Freight forwarding company, Allport Cargo Services has unveiled a three-year strategic partnership with PD Portcentric Logistics, part of the PD Ports Group, which will see Allport’s consolidation service operate out of their Felixstowe facility.
The move sees Allport’s growing consolidation offering relocate from its current Tilbury facility to the larger 500,000 sq. ft. provision located at the Port of Felixstowe. This will enable the company to streamline the handling process for its numerous consolidation containers and improve the speed to which they are brought to market.
Meanwhile, the 55,000 sq. ft. Tilbury facility has been repurposed as a bespoke retail and ecommerce fulfillment centre. It will now focus on servicing Allport’s many retail customers through the receiving and picking of stock and onward UK-wide store delivery. The facility will also support the company’s growing ecommerce B2C offering, strategically located for the growing same-day delivery market across the South East.
Russell Lawrence, Allport Cargo Services’ Sea Freight operations director, commented: “Working closely with such a large and proven supplier like PD Portcentric Logistics is a great opportunity for us to improve the efficiency of and expand an important area of our business. The consolidation service will benefit greatly by operating out of this strategically selected location meanwhile, the move provides us with the chance to enhance our Tilbury site and provide greater strength to our retail and ecommerce offering.”
Frans Calje, PD Ports Group managing director – Unitised and Portcentric Logistics, commented: “It is great to see yet another business take advantage of our portcentric logistics solutions. We pride ourselves on providing a great service which will see benefits for the customers supply chain. Having Allport choose to use PD Portcentric Logistics in Felixstowe further highlights our experience and competence in the sector.”