JWT, one of the North West’s largest independent container haulage companies has significantly increased its storage capacity at the Port of Liverpool to support import shipments by major retail clients such as B&M.

The move will also provide additional transportation and storage for many of the major shipping lines that come into the port.

JWT Haulage has invested in adding 4-5 acres to its container storage facilities at the Port of Liverpool, allowing it to handle larger volumes of goods for distribution to stores across the UK.

Jon Whiteley, Director for JWT, said: “This is mainly a business decision as it allows us to consolidate cargo movements and therefore help our customers to move their goods more efficiently. But we are also committed to minimising our environmental footprint, which we can do from Liverpool thanks to its central location and excellent shipping links.”

Patrick Hughes, Peel Ports Principal Surveyor, said: “Our close working relationship with JWT Haulage is helping to put goods on the shelves of leading retailers with lower costs, carbon emissions and congestion. We’d like to thank them for this great show of confidence in the Port of Liverpool and look forward to supporting them with the continued growth of their business.”

Jerome Wildsmith, Head of Supply Chain at B&M, said: “Shipping through Liverpool offers B&M massive benefits and we welcome the significant investment which JWT has made. This is a positive step which will not only allow us to grow and increase our own import capacity at the Port of Liverpool, but will benefit many companies in the North West.”

JWT Haulage is a family owned haulage company that has been operating since 2001. It provides road container transport across the UK, working with global shipping lines and freight forwarders.

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