A logistics provider SSO Logistics is pursuing growth in 2023 and as a result of this, has joined pallet Pallet-Track.
SSO Logistics Ltd, which has sites in Haydock and St Helens, has experienced a significant uplift in business since joining the Pallet-Track network in 2021.
The company’s international wing, SSO International Forwarding, has recently been awarded freeport status by the UK Government due in part to the growth it has achieved with Pallet-Track.
It is the city’s first customs site operator – an area within a freeport where certain tax and customs rules are suspended to support and encourage international trading.
The company now plans to build a new 50,000ft2 warehouse next to its existing St Helens site and create an additional 20 jobs by the end of the year to accommodate the on-going growth.
“While Brexit has impacted the international side of our business, and our fellow members, the freeport status gives us a USP that will benefit the Pallet-Track network, which will support with the final mile delivery of imported goods,” explained Peter Draper, Director at SSO Logistics.
He added that “it is also good news for businesses that are importing goods, helping to reduce duty in the manufacturing process, reducing administration and costs, and improving cash flow by enabling duty to be paid piecemeal.”