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Wincanton opens Southampton port base

[ April 28, 2016   //   ]

Logistics firm Wincanton is moving its port of Southampton base to a new site and is investing in new equipment, including extra rail capacity.

Wincanton previously serviced the port mainly out of a base in Greenham Common but is moving to Eling Wharf, which has parking for 70 container vehicles and easier links to the network.

Chris Fenton, Managing Director at Wincanton, said: “With its proximity to the Midlands and South-West, and being the UK’s second largest freight terminal, the Port of Southampton will be a key base for us to expand from in 2016. It allows us to be more flexible and respond more quickly to the demands of our customers, who have already seen an improved service.

“The move at Southampton has also made it possible to move more freight by rail, which produces fewer carbon emissions than using the road network.”

Wincanton has its own rail service, operated byDB Cargo UK between Southampton and the Midlands five days a week, complementing Wincanton’s Felixstowe rail services.

Wincanton has also invested additional tail-lift skeletal trailers.


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