Northern freight support available to keep supply chains moving


With Christmas and Brexit looming the ‘unacceptable delays’, being reported regarding mainliner ports such as Felixstowe, is bringing additional challenges for retailers across the UK.

Carlton Forest 3PL, that works with its partners at the Northern ports of Immingham and Teesport amongst others, is assisting with the movement of goods from congested to ports to those in the North and all logistics services thereafter to ensure goods reach destinations to pre-agreed schedules.

The benefits of choosing one of the UK’s Northern ports are not to be under-estimated.

Typically, they are not quite as busy, yet can all deliver all elements of freight services – then, Carlton Forest can integrate with the onward services such as customs clearance, transport, storage and distribution.

Alistair Plant, Divisional Operations Manager, Carlton Forest 3PL commented; “The situation that many businesses are finding themselves in now is beginning to cause a real knock-on effect; ships are waiting for days to be able to dock and businesses in the UK are not receiving goods that are vital to their trading and satisfying customer demands.

“By utilising the services of the Northern ports and 3PL providers such as Carlton Forest, we can play a significant part in keeping the supply chains moving and fulfilling the demands of all elements of that supply chain in the UK. With key components for manufacturing, goods for retail and other essential supplies it is vitally important that we work together to keep Britain moving as the pandemic continues and Brexit comes ever closer.”

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