An inland container storage facility in Teesside, that was built on the back of a business hunch, has reported record growth over the last year.
The £2.6m Tees Riverside Intermodal Park, or ‘TRIP’ as it has become known, was part of a £12.5m investment plan that logistics firm AV Dawson embarked on between 2012-2015 to develop its 100-acre freight logistics terminal in Middlesbrough. The container terminal, which has been operational since 2013, has now reached over 300 units in storage, which continues to grow each month.
Paul Wilson, TRIP manager said:
“We’ve seen record growth over the last 12 months. The UK container market is increasing at a phenomenal rate and its great to see that this is rippling through to us in Teesside.
“When we built the facility we came from a standing start as we hadn’t had much demand for container storage but we knew it would complement and fit seamlessly with the other services we provide, particularly the container transport services. It enables us to deliver real added value to our customers. The site also has customs bonded status which can be helpful to some of our clients too.
“We are working with some of the largest container and tank operators in the world including MacAndrews based in Felixstowe and Bulkhaul who happen to be our neighbours here in Teesside. We’re transporting, loading, unloading and storing a huge range of products; from chemicals to used cooking oil, paper and confectionery.
AV Dawson is anticipating further growth in the future, particularly with opportunities to use its rail link which runs directly into the facility.
Mr Wilson said:
“Containers and construction materials are the main two sectors seeing growth in rail traffic at the minute so we’re confident that another phase of growth is ahead of us.”
AV Dawson is exhibiting at Multimodal on stand TV7