Freight News, Logistics

UTi opens Southampton site

[ October 1, 2014   //   ]

Supply chain specialist UTi Worldwide has opened a combined freight forwarding and contract logistics facility at Eastleigh, near Southampton, aimed at the cruise and maritime sector. The new 30,000sq ft facility is 30 minutes from Southampton Cruise Terminal and specialises in freight forwarding to all verticals including pharmaceutical, fashion, beauty, and cruise line clients.

UTi vice president, UK and Ireland, Barbara Kearney, said “Our local team understands the environment and challenges of the cruise and maritime industry. Be it crucial parts for repair or important supplies at the next port of call, this new facility allows us to deliver a first class service.”

She added: “We also handle warehousing for several clients incorporating material management, vendor managed inventory, shuttle runs, return process management, pick and pack and quality assurance testing.