After an absence of ten years, Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited announced the return of Commercial Cold Storage and Handling Services at the Port of Felixstowe. In a unique venture between the Port and Seafast Logistics Plc, agreements were recently signed for the first of four phases of development. The facility, appropriately named “Celsius” will be operated by Seafast and serviced by the Port.
Chris Lewis, CEO HPUK said “We are delighted to be taking this next logical step in the ongoing development of our Port-centric Logistics Services. Having already established solutions with numerous ambient and dry goods shippers for FMCG and bulk commodities, our attention was turned to the needs of the cold chain and temperature-controlled consignments.”
David Halliday, MD Seafast Group commented “We have been exploring the market for such a facility for some time. There is undoubtedly a significant requirement for an on-Port solution offering a range of services to carriers, importers and cargo owners all seeking to reduce their supply chain costs and improve their overall efficiency at this time. After consideration, we have opted for a modular construction, supplied by the market leaders Dawson Group, which will allow us to develop all four phases rapidly whilst still retaining a high degree of in-built flexibility.”