Irish haulage firm Surefreight has opened a new depot at Port of Heysham, representing a £1.3m investment by the company.
This investment is intended to improve port accessibility for businesses and consumers across the country.
Peel Ports, which operates the Port of Heysham, has welcomed the opening. It follows Peel’s creation of the Bay Gateway, a new link road to the nearby M6 which will improve accessibility to the port.
Nick Ridehalgh, port director for Peel Ports Mersey says: “The new M6 link road put in place has already helped to improve access to and from the port. This has in turn led to more investment being made in the area, which is a positive outcome for businesses and the local community.”
Brian McManus of Surefreight comments: “This investment is very much part of our overall strategic distribution plan to add value for our customers and, of course, to people in the local area. Not only will it help us to grow our own client relationships, but it will allow other businesses to grow theirs too.”
A key partner for Surefreight is Seatruck. These firms have developed a special relationship, after having worked together at the port for over 20 years. This latest investment underlines the haulage firm’s commitment to one of its most valued customers.
Alistair Eagles, CEO of Seatruck says: “The M6 Link road has dramatically reduced the transit time to Heysham Port and has been a real game changer for the development routes from the Port of Heysham. Surefreight’s investment will only help bolster the strategic plans we have in place with Peel Ports Group. This is a momentous event for everyone who relies on the port for business.”