Keeping industry on the move
Freight operator Northwards is opening up the aquaculture transport network
Freight, haulage, and maintenance operator Northwards – which has bases in Shetland, Orkney, Aberdeen, Inverness, Scrabster, and Central Scotland – is continuing to open up Scotland-to-Scandinavia transportation for the aquaculture sector.
Visitors to Aquaculture UK in Aviemore (3-5 May 2022) will be able to find out more about the fast-developing logistics delivered by Northwards, who are not only transporting chilled product from Orkney and Shetland to central Scotland, but are also now supporting their aquaculture sector clients by providing fast, efficient transport of goods and equipment between Scotland and Norway, as well as the rest of the UK, Europe, and beyond.
The company’s access to the vessels and European terminals of parent company, SeaCargo AS, is making transportation of goods and equipment between Scandinavia and Scotland simple and straightforward, while a partnership with UPN is facilitating pallet distribution services across the UK, Ireland and Europe.
Commercial director Neil Leslie said: “With strategically located logistic hubs across Scotland and transportation partners that can carry goods and equipment to and from customers across Europe, we are ideally placed to support our clients in the aquaculture sector with ambient as well as temperature-controlled freight.
“Aquaculture is a sector that is very important to us. We have long-standing relationships with clients in the industry and understand their very specific requirements. As well as fresh product, we transport goods, equipment, and significant volumes of salmon feed, and we carry aquaculture waste via tanker away from the islands for safe disposal.
“We understand the highly perishable nature of fresh fish and how important timely deliveries are to maintaining quality, value, and customer confidence. The introduction of Insuliner trailers has made it possible to transport fresh fish south in state-of-the-art chilled trailers, then bring fish feed north to Aberdeen on the return journey. This is both sustainable and highly efficient for us and our customer. On board the ship, we have created new ways of stowing feed, which again resulted in greater efficiencies for us, the ferry operator, and our customers.
“The need to continually innovate, create efficiencies, and solve the transport challenges faced by our customers is central to our operation. These are all areas that we look forward to discussing face-to-face, when we once again meet with our colleagues in the industry at Aquaculture UK in Aviemore.”
Visit Northwards at Stand 155.