New container transport company?
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Fr HE establishment of a road transport company to move large containers between ocean terminals and inland clearance depots is planned by Coast Lines Ltd. in partnership with Overseas Containers Ltd. This is revealed in the annual report of Coast Lines, who already are sharing with OCL in the development of a customs clearance depot at Perry Barr, Birmingham.
The chairman's statement records continued expansion of Ferrymasters' traffic and of road haulage in general. Following the opening of a new depot for Thomas Allen Ltd., at Canning Town, plans have been drawn up for further new depots, principally in Glasgow and on Tyneside. A new unitload marshalling area near the docks at Sandon goods yard, Liverpool, is now becoming fully operational and is expected to cut turn-round time.
To ensure a high degree of co-operation between individual companies a head quarters staff for the direction of road transport policy has been set up by Coast Lines.
The Glasgow development concerns James Hemphill Ltd., whose new facilities will be ready next spring. On Tyneside, John Forman Ltd. is moving within six or eight weeks from Jesmond to a four-acre site in Felling upon Tyne. This is being developed as a transit depot with new offices and workshops, and will handle mainly small consignments.
The Sandon development, on 2+ acres of ground, is designed to speed-up turn-round and avoid congestion at the docks. The site is only a few hundred yards from the Liverpool collection depot used by Northern Ireland Trailers Ltd., another Coast Lines company.