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Sheerness is motoring with VW deal

[ July 17, 2014   //   ]

Peel Ports has signed a ten-year deal with Volkswagen to build and oversee a new eight-acre pre delivery inspection (PDI) centre at the Port of Sheerness in Kent. The investment will create 100 supply chain jobs and increase automobile imports into Sheerness by 50,000 vehicles a year.

Volkswagen Group will enjoy enhanced ro ro services to support the extra volumes and a range of port services and stevedoring. The existing 80 acre vehicle import centre at Sheerness will be extended and there will be a new port road entrance with access to extensive new compounds  adjacent to the PDI Centre.

Port director for Peel Ports Medway, Miles Hearn said: “Last year we handled around 330,000 vehicles and this PDI facility creates a step change of 50,000 additional automobiles, at a time when core volumes are already growing steadily year on year.” Head of group vehicle planning and logistics for Volkswagen Group UK, Matthew Bowden, added: “Peel Ports Medway has consistently delivered a first-rate service operated by a highly skilled workforce.”


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