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You only get an ‘oo’ with Liverpool

[ February 2, 2012   //   ]

The Port of Liverpool has signed a supply chain partnership with Typhoo aimed at reducing the British tea brand’s UK road miles and carbon emissions.

Typhoo has routed around 30% of the tea it imports to the UK via the Port of Liverpool since summer 2011 compared with just 10% in 2010 and the proportion is expected to rise to at least 45% in 2012. Historically, Typhoo Tea had routed 95% of its cargo through southern UK ports and then road hauled to the North West.

A sustainability plan back in 2010 reviewed ways of educing the company’s impact on the environment and, after attending a seminar by Peel Ports at Multimodal Exhibition in April 2011, Typhoo Tea and Liverpool owner Peel Ports Mersey have been working closely together to develop a solution for the North West based business.

Peel’s business manager for imports and exports, Paul McCoy, said: “Liverpool is the most centrally positioned deep-sea port in the UK, ideally situated to serve all cargo bound for Northern Britain by optimising the supply chain. “By looking at the integrated “Ship-to-Door” logistics costs, we not only optimise the transport leg from port to store, but also offer an efficient onward transport journey as Liverpool is closest to the consumer.”

Typhoo Tea CEO, Keith Packer, added: “The partnership with Peel Ports has enabled us to deliver a key part of our sustainability plan and we will continue to work closely with them as our business grows. It is also key to Typhoo that we are supporting another local business to grow through a mutually beneficial relationship.”