Associated British Ports (ABP) has commenced the latest stage of a USD $66 million automotive expansion at the Port of Southampton.
The Port of Southampton is the UK’s leading port for vehicle exports, handling trade worth £40 billion each year.
The latest $20 million multi-deck storage facility, which is expected to take nine months to build, will create 3,000 additional spaces for vehicles.
According to a statement by ABP, the eighth multi-deck at Southampton will strengthen the port’s position as a global hub for automotive trade.
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Representatives from BMW Group, one of the main customers for this facility, and Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, the contractor appointed for the construction, visited the site to mark the beginning of the project.
Alastair Welch, ABP Southampton Director, commented: “We continually invest in facilities at the port to meet the growing demands of the automotive industry into the future.
“We’re pleased to work with BMW Group and other automotive partners to support their business demand for space.”
Jon Daines, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Area Director, said: “This is the sixth scheme we have delivered at The Port of Southampton and we’re delighted to be continuing this longstanding partnership as ABP continues its investment in this global automotive hub.
“We’re proud to have the opportunity to utilise our expertise to strengthen this key UK asset and look forward to delivering the next phase of expansion.”