Port of Greenock invests £750,000 in refrigerated cargo capabilities

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Port of Greenock invests £750,000 to enhance refrigerated cargo capabilities

The Port of Greenock has increased its reefer point infrastructure from 32 to 220, considerably increasing chilled cargo storage and delivery capacity.

An investment of £750,000 ($952,638) in reefer point infrastructure at the Port of Greenock is expected to benefit Scottish exporters of perishable goods by augmenting the nation’s capacity to handle chilled cargo.

According to Peel Ports Group, the investment has facilitated various upgrades, including the addition of a new substation to the port’s network, the construction of new purpose-built reefer gantries, and the upgrade of existing reefer facilities.

The expanded reefer points infrastructure at the Port of Greenock offers a range of benefits to manufacturers, cargo owners, freight forwarders, and shipping lines alike, including opening up alternative routes to market and additional capacity to export larger volumes of refrigerated cargo.

The expansion also eliminates the need for diesel generators, helping exporters reduce the carbon emissions produced by their operations.

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Jim McSporran, Port Director, Peel Ports Clydeport said: “We are excited about the opportunities this investment brings for businesses involved in exporting perishable goods, especially at a time when demand for temperature-sensitive goods is growing. We look forward to playing an even bigger role in Scotland’s export success.”

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Craig Scrimgeour, Scotland Director at Drac Logistics, a firm which supports the import and export of perishable foods across the world, stated: “This will significantly increase our ability to store and transfer our cargo, as well as our access to global markets.

“It’s really positive news for import and export companies across the country, and we believe it will support and attract new services into Scotland’s only deep water container port.”

In April, the Port of Greenock received a new weekly deep-sea container service that will directly connect Scotland to Turkey’s Mediterranean market.

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