Ship Canal takes the strain

Esprit Warehousing and Docks Trafford Park terminal in Manchester handled another large shipment on 19-20 September from Europe via the Manchester Ship Canal. The 3,500 tonne MV Scot Ranger was carrying four large silos destined for a Manchester factory. Unloading was managed by Trafford Park company Speedrite before making the final leg of the journey under police escort. Group director Graham Dixon said: “This is exactly what the ship canal should be used ... [+]

‘New Trafford’ handles its first traffic

Manchester’s revived Trafford Park Docks handled its first large vessel on 30 January after being closed for ten years when the 2,300 tonne RMS Duisburg delivered two large silos from Germany via Rotterdam, bound for a Manchester factory. Esprit Warehousing & Docks, owned by Graham Dixon, has invested nearly £250,000 in ... [+]

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