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MMD to get Portsmouth site shipshape

[ June 8, 2018   //   ]

MMD Shipping Services in Portsmouth is to launch a regeneration project on its 22-acre city-centre site.

Improvements include removing warehouses and creating space for up to 1,200 additional container spaces and an additional 250 reefer points and doubling the terminal’s current capacity, in response to changes in how goods and produce are delivered.

Efficient handling of goods will create spare berth capacity, allowing more ships to be handled while improving service to existing customers it says.

MMD director Mike Sellers explained: “This is an exciting time for the future of MMD. We’re investing in the business in response to the changing needs of our customers and the market more generally. This significant development will provide long term sustainability for MMD.”

He added that the recent ten-year agreement with global wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas “demonstrates the positive work already underway.

However: “Fresh produce will remain our core business, but the additional improvements will provide more capacity for general cargo.”

Work will get underway in June and will take about six months.

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