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Signs looking good for Portsmouth as MMD signs up Seatrade’s Zodiac service

[ January 16, 2019   //   ]

South cost fresh produce importer, MMD Shipping Services, has secured a 12-month contract with reefer shipping operator Seatrade to handle its new Zodiac reefer service from the Caribbean and South America in Portsmouth.
MMD Shipping Services operations director Steve Williams, said: “Seatrade are famed for their fast and direct service, and our position on the south coast makes us an ideal location for onward distribution. After the recent completion of our first major redevelopment phase, we have increased our refrigerated container storage capacity and are able to provide fully integrated terminal services.
“This is a significant contract and demonstrates the benefit when you invest in the business. This strengthens our new business plan, which aims to see move into a strong profitable business within three years.”
At least 2000 pallets a week, and 50 containers, containing bananas, melons, pineapples and vegetables, will arrive in Portsmouth for distribution across the UK.
Five vessels will be used on rotation, the largest up to 155m long.

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