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Winds of change for Portsmouth’s MMD

[ April 20, 2018   //   ]

Portsmouth based cargo operator MMD Shipping Services has secured a 10-year agreement with international manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

The new deal involves handling wind turbine blades, which measure 80m long and weigh 35 tonnes.

It is expected to generate 48 smaller vessel movements from the spring, and a further 12 throughout the year.

MMD director Mike Sellers said: “This long-term agreement is a game-changer for MMD Shipping Services. MHI Vestas is a high-profile client and being part of their manufacturing process demonstrates the expertise, capacity and equipment on-site to look after large scale cargo.

“It marks a change in direction for the type of cargo we typically handle and signifies an ability to diversify. With significant development plans underway to accommodate more containers and also providing flexible arrangements for storing cargo, MMD Shipping Services is making a strategic move to broaden our business.

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