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Quality Freight delivers new power station by canal

[ January 24, 2014   //   ]

Ellesmere Port-based Quality Freight has transported some of the components for Alstom’s new power station in Trafford, Manchester via its local port. The modules are being shipped into Ellesmere Port – whose owner, Peel Ports, recently announced a plan to market the the location as as a logistics hub – and discharged using specialist heavy lift gear. The components are then transferred to barges for onward delivery on the Manchester Ship Canal to the site at Carrington, near Sale.

Managing director of Quality Freight UK, Sebastian Gardiner, said: “It has been particularly pleasing for ourselves and Alstom to have been able to use the Manchester Ship Canal to transport parts to the Carrington site. The canal offers a fantastic solution on a project of this nature as the alternative would have been to transport by road with the resulting delays to traffic.”

Quality Freight Group will be handling a number of further shipments over the coming weeks, including the power station’s giant turbines.

Quality Freight UK is part of the Quality Freight Group. In addition to the base in Ellesmere Port, the Group has bases in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Knock, Hull, Grangemouth, Chatham and Rotterdam.

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