Peel Ports acquires Quality Freight of Ellesmere

Peel Ports CEO Mark Whitworth

Liverpool-based Peel Ports Group said it has acquired Quality Freight (UK) Limited, based at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, for an undisclosed amount.

Peel Ports CEO Mark Whitworth said: “Our strategy is to be a leading UK provider of port centric logistics solutions.

“The acquisition of Quality Freight (UK) Limited is an important step in extending the range of value added services beyond the core stevedoring and storage services typically offered by Peel Ports. 

“We are looking to drive additional volume through our infrastructure and the Quality Freight business model will allow us to deliver that objective.”

Sebastian Gardiner, who will be continuing in the role of managing director of the business which will continue to trade under the Quality Freight name, said: “I believe that this is an important milestone which will allow the Quality Freight business to both continue growing and allow it to explore other opportunities with existing and new customers.”

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