Hampshire operators Steve Porter Transport Group and Meachers Global Logistics have formed a strategic partnership to co-operate on the delivery of inbound and outbound freight from the Isle of Wight via Southampton.
Southampton based Meachers will begin trunking Steve Porter Transport’s overnight groupage loads from the Isle of Wight to distribution centres in Northampton and Coventry for onward national distribution.
Steve Porter Transport is forecasting a ten per cent increase in business activity as a result of the new partnership. The two businesses will predominantly move freight across the Solent from Southampton to East Cowes using Red Funnel Ferries.
Steve Porter, chairman of Steve Porter Transport Group said: “It’s good news for our company, our customers and the Isle of Wight as we expect any increase in activity to be reflected in new employment opportunities across the business, but particularly on the Island.”