Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Kellogg’s takes to the canal

Kellogg’s is hoping to increase the efficiency of its supply chain by taking hundreds of trucks off UK roads and using Peel Ports’ Manchester Ship Canal container shuttle service.
The Ship Canal shuttle service, which currently serves major retailers such as Kingsland Wine and Tesco, is the UK’s largest inland seaway and is known as the country’s most environmentally friendly bulk logistics solution on offer.
2,500 TEU of the Kellogg’s cereal product will now be transported on the network between its Manchester, Ireland and Iberia distribution hubs, reducing the company’s road miles by 85 per cent.
Product will be taken to the Port of Liverpool where is will be transhipped onto a coastal feeder to serve Irish and Spanish markets.
The port also offers the company up to 7,000 pallets worth of port-centric warehousing capacity, available to Kellogg on demand.
Paul McCoy, business development manager for containers and barge at Peel Ports said: “We are now working with Kellogg on a whole range of low-carbon initiatives including container handling, warehousing and consolidation.”