Meachers Global Logistics has signed a partnership deal with Geest Line which will see it consolidate and deliver the shipping company’s goods to the Portsmouth Docks.
The move follows Geest Line’s decision to move its operations back to Portsmouth in August last year, after agreeing a five-year deal with Portsmouth City Council-owned Portico.
The partnership with Meachers will see Portsmouth-based Meachers Global Logistics deliver Geest Line’s Caribbean cargo to Portsmouth docks and distribute 150 tonnes of fast-moving consumer goods from Geest Line each week.
Dirk Hoffman, pictured right, general manager for commercial at Geest Line said: ‘Meachers’ experience and expertise in delivering transport services are second to none. It is auspicious that we share the same county as a logistics company of such credentials and we have no doubt that our partnership with Meachers will generate new efficiencies and position us for continued growth.
Gary Whittle, pictured left, commercial director of Meachers Global Logistics, said: ‘Meachers Global Logistics is delighted to be providing Geest Line with a bespoke consolidation and delivery service to support their business. We are committed to delivering outstanding logistics services to our clients and look forward to developing a lasting relationship with Geest Line.’
Meachers, which is based in Southampton, saw turnover rise by over 17% £30.6m in the year ending 31 May 2019, according to its latest annual results with pre-tax profit up by almost 17% to £2.2m.
In April last year Meachers Global Logistics bought the business trade of Southampton-based freight forwarder Kepair and Sea, as part of its expansion strategy.
Geest Line has weekly westbound sailings from Portsmouth. Its fleet handles a range of general cargo from small perishables to large project machinery, returning from the Caribbean with fruit and tropical produce, for the UK and European markets.
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