The Isle of Wight’s largest independent freight carrier, Steve Porter Transport, has been awarded a major contract with European road freight giant Geodis Calberson.
The new deal will see Steve Porter Transport carrying out Geodis Calberson’s delivery and collection requirements on the South Coast from its Portsmouth depot, in addition to trunking to their UK hub in High Wycombe.
Steve Porter Transport Managing Director, Malcolm Gibson, said: “This is a unique venture for Geodis Calberson, which may be used in other parts of the UK if successful. Strategic partnerships such as this have enabled us to offer our customers a better, more efficient and broader range of services.”
Geodis Calberson Managing Director, Jamie Cuthbert, said: “Innovation and local service are the two fundamental key values we promise to our customers. These values underpin our position as the No.1 operator in France and No.3 in Europe and we are delighted to be working with Steve Porter Transport to help us achieve this.”
Steve Porter Transport has facilities across five sites in Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight and operates a consolidation and daily groupage service between Southampton, and the Isle of Wight. It also operates a unique, unaccompanied 'drop trailer' service between Southampton and the Isle of Wight.