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We can all agree that the current global situation regarding Covid-19 is having an effect on the majority of businesses and it’s clear that a period of reflection and analysis of current business practices will follow.

Coupled with the impact of Brexit and the worldwide focus on reducing the carbon footprint of the supply chain, this could be the perfect time to explore the benefits of containerised short sea shipping & feeder services.

Containerisation has many benefits including;

  • Cost savings

  • Reliable and fixed transit times to the UK

  • Avoiding post-Brexit congestion at ro-ro ports on the Dover straits

  • Reduced CO2 emissions when compared to road transport or airfreight

  • No need for a driver to cross borders and risk quarantine

As a cargo terminal set up for the short sea container business, Portsmouth Port is ideally situated to get your goods to where they need to be. With direct motorway access they are perfectly situated to facilitate imports and exports to/from the south of the UK to all over the world, with London and Birmingham only 2 and 3 hours away respectively.

They also have existing services to Belgium, the Netherlands, West Africa and many more as well as new routes being developed all the time. They can also provide full customs clearance and freight forwarding services, meaning they can manage every stage of your cargo’s journey right up to the final destination.

If you feel your business could benefit please get in touch and you can work together with Portsmouth Port to find the best solution to get your goods to you or your customers as quickly and as cost effectively via Portsmouth.

Please contact commercial.enquiries@porticoshipping.com using the reference ‘Short Sea Containers’ and we’ll be pleased to help and send more information.

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