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New Year, new lorries for local logistics firm

Portsmouth-based freight company Ferryspeed has expanded its fleet of vehicles following increased demand from both national and international customers.

The four new additions increase Ferryspeed’s dedicated Palletways fleet to a total of 15 vehicles, and bring the company’s total to over 400. These 18 tonne DAF Euro 5 curtain-sided trucks also offer considerable environmental benefits through lower emissions, meeting the more stringent Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle standard.

As the local representative for Palletways, the UK’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight distribution network, Ferryspeed is responsible for the distribution of palletised freight to and from businesses located throughout the mainland PO postcode area. This high-volume, high-intensity service complements their core offering of ambient and temperature-controlled freight distribution from the UK to Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Wight.

Dave Houghton, Manager of Ferryspeed’s Palletways operation commented: "This investment in new vehicles not only demonstrates the growth of our mainland operations, but also our commitment to efficiently resourcing the pallet distribution service to meet and exceed existing customers’ requirements".

"It is also a good news story for the local community as a whole, and our 400 employees. The transportation industry is traditionally an indicator of the general economic environment, and our recent sustained growth is a direct reflection of the increase in production and manufacturing volumes among our local customer base".

Ferryspeed is one of over 100 members in the Palletways UK network. The Palletways Group is made up of over 300 depots and 13 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 12 European countries, including the UK.

Palletways’ distribution network comprises independent transport companies who share each other’s resources to deliver small consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before.

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