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Humber firm wins business from the South

[ May 13, 2014   //   ]

Humberside-based Neill & Brown Global Logistics has signed an exclusive agreement with northern Germany’s Nellen & Quack The Green Line for the UK and Ireland.

The agreement consolidates traffic from Gronau-based The Green Line, bringing it through the Humber and diverting it from other ports including Felixstowe and Dover, significantly increasing the amount of Germany-bound UK traffic through Hull, says Neill & Brown.

The two independent companies have had a working relationship since early 2012 and say that the agreement will streamline the Germany/UK service.

Neill & Brown’s managing director, Colin Moody, said: “The sole partner agreement is good news for the Humber Ports and a reflection of the excellent relationship that has developed between the two well-established companies.”

Neill & Brown’s director of logistics Carl Andrew said that The Green Line chose to work solely with Neill & Brown on their UK business due to a combination of the good levels of service and the strategic central UK location of the Humber Ports and the M62 corridor. He added: “We have dedicated vehicles and drivers working for The Green Line which means that we provide a solid and expert service. Since the exclusivity agreement, shipments we receive from Germany have increased significantly in comparison to 2013, with March seeing a 600% increase and April 500%.”

Products being shipped on trailers between the two countries on the daily service include textiles, chemicals, non-hazardous and general goods., either as full loads or groupage.

The Green Line’s managing director, Uwe Brehm, commented: “Traffic to and from the UK has been our strongest for many decades. We are very proud of the partnership with Neill & Brown. I am convinced that our customers in the whole of northern Germany will benefit from their reliable and knowledgeable service.”

Neill & Brown recently added new international partners in Greece, Holland, Turkey and Japan. It now offers 200,000 sq ft of warehouse space and employs 107 staff, mainly at its Livingstone Road headquarters. It has also started developing a new £2.5m facility at Marfleet Environmental Technologies Park with assistance from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growing the Humber fund.


Pictured: Managing director Colin Moody, left, with Carl Andrew, director of logistics at Neill & Brown’s Livingstone Road headquarters.

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