A joint £350,000 investment between naval support company Fleet Support Limited (FSL) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has put Portsmouth Naval Base at the forefront of logistics and warehousing operations on the South Coast. A new state-of-the-art automated sorting / packaging line has been installed at the Naval Base logistics facility, which is operated by FSL for naval and commercial customers.
The new equipment will maximise efficiency and offer a state-of-the-art service to Portsmouth Naval Base and external customers.
It is the first joint investment by the two partners and further enhances FSL’s round-the-clock operation distributing naval stores to ships and other locations worldwide.
The investment will help FSL to attract additional third party business to the facility – a key driver in maximising the value derived by the MoD for its long term investment in the high tech facilities at Portsmouth. Several commercial customers use the warehousing space, benefiting from the secure environment and some of the best automated storage facilities in the region.