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Bristol handles first Mazda UK car shipment

[ April 14, 2022   //   ]

Bristol Port welcomed Mazda UK’s first direct shipment of cars from Japan at Royal Portbury Dock on 28 March.

The NOCC Atlantic delivered 2,355 cars to Mazda’s new automotive port handling centre at the Bristol Port Company estate. 

Bristol Port become the fourth port of entry in Europe for Mazda Logistics Europe, joining Barcelona, Antwerp and Zeebrugge. Over the course of the next 12 months the new centre will receive a vessel every 10 days or so with 1,000-1,200 cars on board.

For the first time since the founding of Mazda UK in 2001, Mazda has begun shipping cars directly from Japan to the UK. Previously, cars were imported via Zeebrugge and then distributed into regional hubs in the UK.