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PD Ports’ Groveport signs long term steel deal

[ May 22, 2019   //   ]

PD Ports has signed a multi-million-pound investment deal at its Groveport wharf on the Rive r Trent in partnership with customer, All Steels Trading.

It is the largest single investment of the last decade at Groveport and will support expansion in handling of long steel products.

Construction on the new six-month programme, which offers direct quay access, started in March and will expand All Steels Trading’s footprint at Groveport from 166,000 to over 300,000sq ft.

PD Ports’ team will handle, store and prepare the steel traders’ products ensuring helping to shorten delivery lead-times.

All Steels Trading managing director Laurence McDougall (main picture, right) said: “PD Ports understands what we need to keep our customers on track; it’s an invaluable partnership. Having the ability to centralise all of our operations at Groveport enables us to deliver an unrivalled service for our customers.

“There is no other port in the UK that can offer the unique combination of capacity, infrastructure and exceptional service levels that we require. We often have to respond quickly to fluctuations in demand and knowing we can rely on PD Ports to handle, store and have our steel products available on demand adds real strength to our customer offer in terms of efficiency and value for money.”

PD Ports’ group business development director, Geoff Lippitt (main picture, left), added: “The length of the contract with All Steels Trading shows a true partnership and demonstrates the trust and confidence the Company has in our market knowledge and our ability to understand as well as respond to their needs.

“Our skills and experience complemented by our central UK location for transport distribution to key UK steel processing sites and backed by a dedicated haulage fleet has positioned Groveport as the UK’s market leader for handling long steel products.”