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The Port of Tilbury’s London Paper Terminal announces a new deal with Hemisphere Freight

June 24, 2014 by  
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The Port of Tilbury’s London Paper Terminal announces a new deal with Hemisphere Freight to handle over 20,000 tonnes of directories from Spain. Following the relocation of European shipping line, OPDR to Tilbury (announced in December), a number of Tilbury’s key clients have explored the benefits of a portcentric operation by reducing road miles and using existing warehousing within the Port

Independent NVOCC, Hemisphere Freight have been amongst the first to switch operations to Tilbury from Felixstowe.

Hemisphere control the business of a major importer of directories from Spain and quickly spotted the opportunity to relocate over 20k tonnes of palletised paper.

OPDR containers from Bilbao are now devanned at the newly created London Paper Terminal immediately adjacent to the container facility, London Container Terminal (LCT). As a result, shunts and handling have been minimised and the operation has been very successful with all parties working together to ensure a smooth and highly efficient supply chain.

Andy Davis, General Manager of Hemisphere said:
“This is the first time I have worked with the Port of Tilbury and I have been very impressed with the commitment of the entire team to ensure the relocation has been so easy. The cooperation and standard of service has been first class.”

Perry Glading, COO of Forth Ports also commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Hemisphere Freight to LPT. This is a clear example of Tilbury’s strength – working with our partners like Hemisphere Freight and their customers to deliver a portcentric solution which is both cost effective and seamless. The Paper Terminal is one of many existing, dedicated facilities in Tilbury which provides specialist handling expertise to container lines wishing provide added value services to their customers.”

The Port of Tilbury, one the UK’s largest ports, handling over 3 million tonnes of forest products, announced the launch of London Paper Terminal (LPT) with industry giants UPM and Zappi in March. The 36-acre terminal which is located within the port estate, includes 700,000 square feet of covered storage and is a centre of excellence for paper and packaging handling and is strategically located offering rapid, easy access to the UK’s largest concentration of consumers.

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