News

  

 

AUGUST 2017 - NEW DEPOT MANAGER!

A new Depot Manager has been appointed to develop the expanding services on the Humber and Northern Inland container depots and rail heads.

 

JULY 2017 - BUMPER MONTH!

July 2017 has been a productive month and we are considering employing extra staff to support the current team.

 

JUNE 2017 - NORTH EASTERN LICENCE!

An additional North Eastern Licence has been granted for 10 x vehicles and 15 x trailers.

 

MAY 2017 - WOODFINES ROAD TRANSPORT CONFERENCE!

Companies director attends the Woodfines Road Transport Conference at Duxford.

 

APRIL 2017 - BUOYANT EASTER!

The Company has reported that Easter has been buoyant and have managed to hit all Company KPI's despite reduced working times and high volumes.

 

MARCH 2017 - ITS OUR BIRTHDAY!

We enter into our 10th year of trade.  A very big thank you to all our customers and staff for their support along the way!

 

FEBRUARY 2017 - SCUNTHORPE DEPOT OPENS!

A depot in Scunthorpe has been opened to support the Humber operation enabling us to further expand and improve our already high standards.

 

JANUARY 2017 - 2 X NEW SILVER MERCEDES TRACTOR UNITS!

2 new silver Mercedes tractor units have been put on the road.  We think they look very smart!


 

DECEMBER 2016 - NEW FLEET SUPPORT DEPARTMENT!

A fleet support department has been opened and a new service van has been put on the road to help keep the wheels turning.

 

NOVEMBER 2016 - NEW OFFICE COMPLEX!

The new office complex in Portmans extended yard has now opened.

 

NOVEMBER 2016 - WOODFINES ROAD TRANSPORT CONFERENCE!

Companies director and General Manager attend the second Woodfines Road Transport Conference of 2016.

 

OCTOBER 2016 - EXTENSION!

Portman has extended the operating centre at Rougham by a further 15 vehicles and 20 trailers.

 

SEPTMBER 2016 - 4 x MERCEDES!

Mercedes gets the order for 4 new Actor 2545 Streamspace after being impressed by the 1st Merc that went on the road for the Company in September 2015.

 

JULY 2016 - 1st SCANIA!

The 1st Scania has been ordered to joining the Portman Logistics fleet October 2016.

 

JUNE 2016 - NEW TRAILERS!

15 new Dennison sliding skeletal trailers have been ordered ready to be on the road October 2016.

 

MAY 2016 - INCREASING!

We are delighted that the Operator’s Licence has been granted for an additional 15 vehicles!  This brings the Portman Logistics fleet up to 45 vehicles.

 

MAY 2016 - WOODFINES ROAD TRANSPORT CONFERENCE!

Company Director attends the annual Woodfines Road Transport Conference for the 2nd year running for those working within the road transport industry.  The Conference will include speakers from the DVSA and the Office of the Traffic Commissioner as well as essential updates on road transport law and compliance.

 

MAY 2016 - PORTMAN ON THE MERSEY!

We have a new daily service, from Seaforth, Merseyside.

 

MAY 2016 - MULTIMODAL EXHIBITION AT THE NEC BIRMINGHAM!

We will have representatives at the Multimodal exhibition at the NEC Birmingham on the 10th and 11th of May 2016.  If you wish to arrange to meet to discuss any requirements, please email info@portman-logistics.com

 

APRIL 2016 - NO SURCHARGES ON BANK HOLIDAYS!

After the no weekend surcharges that were introduced in February which has proven to be a great success for Portman and its customers, we have decided to extend the no surcharge policy to cover Bank Holidays for the rest of 2016.

 

MARCH 2016 - PORTMAN ON THE HUMBER!

We have a new daily service, servicing the Ports of Immingham and Stallingborough.

 

FEBRUARY 2016 - NO SURCHARGES!

We have made the decision that there are to be no weekend surcharges.  All rates will be valid as the same during the week and the weekend 24/7.


JANUARY 2016 - MAN UNITS DELIVERED AND LIVERIED!

The 10 new MAN units have all been delivered and have had livery put on ready to go on the road February 2016.

 

DECEMBER 2015 - MAN UNITS ORDERED!

10 x MAN units have been ordered, all of which have 440 bhp Euro 6 engines.

 

NOVEMBER 2015 - SMARTENING UP THE WORK FORCE!

All staff including drivers have been given full uniform to wear during working hours.  The uniform is marl grey and black with the Portman Logistics Logo and consists of trousers, polo t-shirt, jumper, jacket, safety boots, cap and Hi Viz vest.  Below is a picture of a couple of our drivers.  Everybody looks very smart! 

 

OCTOBER 2015 - NEW SATELLITE TRACKING FOR THE FLEET!

New Masternaut satellite tracking as been installed in our fleet.  By doing this, we will be improving our service and cost effectiveness as follows: 

  • Real-time visibility of our fleet
  • Real-time visibility of drivers hours and availability, ensuring operator compliance
  • Reduce fuel costs, mileage and emissions
  • Boost productivity and increase fleet utilisation
  • Increase customer satisfaction through improved communication and proactive management

OCTOBER 2015 - ORDER PLACED WITH LOCAL DEALER, ORWELL TRUCKS!

Portman has placed an order for 10 new Euro 6 Mercedes 2545LS Streamspace tractor units from local dealer Orwell Trucks for delivery January 2016.


SEPTEMBER 2015 - DOING OUR BIT FOR CHARITY!

Local business helps send aid to refugees - Portman Logistics have teamed up with Estuary Logistics to help send out donations to Malta for refugee children.

Humanity Washed Ashore is the wonderful idea of Essex Mother of two, Elle Beadle.

Elle is a working mum of two young children and this is her story:

"The pictures we have all seen touched me so deeply that I decided to try and help in some way. I popped a Facebook page up in the hope that a few friends and family might help me gather some much-needed items and we could ship a suitcase or two, to some areas where the children most need our help. People are doing lots for Calais but there are no children there…I was willing to do whatever it took to get my ‘suitcase’ further afield....24 hours after posting the page we had 500 likes and our posts were reaching out to over 17,000 people! "

It was upon hearing about Elle's kind hearted efforts via Facebook that Essex businessman, James Circus (Owner of Estuary Logistics) decided of offer Estuary's services. Elle's suitcase of donations was turned into a 20ft container which they will be providing and shipping free of charge with the help of Bury St Edmunds based, Portman Logistics, in order to help these poor children who have had to leave the life they knew behind in the search for safety.

Portman Logistics are delighted to provide the haulage of the container free of charge.

 “We are so pleased to do our bit to help and have been blown away with the amount of donations that have already been received, I just hope the momentum continues!”

Paul Oven, MD of Portman Logistics

Although Portman have offered to help, Humanity Washed Ashore with their aim to help these young refugees, they now need the donations to fill this container. Below is a list of key items that they are gratefully accepting:

  • Small soft toys
  • Pens, paper, colouring books
  • Picture based books
  • Puzzles
  • Warm clothes – coats, jumpers, socks, vests, etc
  • Appropriate Shoes and boots
  • Basic toiletries (new only) – soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo etc
  • Blankets
  • Waterproofs 

All donations are welcome and will make a positive impact on a child's life, no matter how far from home they are. 

Due to shipping reasons this first donation drive will be running from MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER until Wednesday 16th SEPTEMBER.

To find your nearest donation station please visit: http://humanitywashedashore.co.uk/drop-off-locations/

SEPTEMBER 2015 - 1ST MERCEDES TRUCK PURCHASED!

The Company purchases its first new Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545 StreamSpace Tractor Unit.  Purchased from Orwell Trucks, the new Mercedes forms part of the Companies ongoing fleet replacement.

AUGUST 2015 - NEW TRAILERS BUILT!

The 15 new Dennison Sliding Trailers have been built and delivery is taken of the new equipment.

AUGUST 2015 - SLOWING DOWN A LITTLE!

The Company makes the decision to limit all vehicles from 56 mph to 52 mph in view of ongoing road safety and in the aim of reducing fuel costs.

JULY 2015 - ORDERING NEW TRAILERS!

Portman Logistics orders the building of 15 new Dennison Sliding Trailers.


JUNE 2015 - KEEPING UP TO DATE!

Company Director attends the Woodfines Annual Transport Conference

MAY 2015 - APPLICATION GRANTED!

The new Operating Centre for 5 vehicles an 5 trailers has been approved and located at MAN Felixstowe.
 

APRIL 2015 - NEW APPLICATION!

We have applied for a new Operating Centre for 5 vehicles and 5 trailers at MAN Felixstowe.

MARCH 2015 - NEW TRUCKS!

5 new MAN Tractor Units have been added to the fleet.  The vehicles have been purchased with a full 5 year R & M package with MAN Felixstowe.

FEBRUARY 2015 - NEW TRUCKS AND TRAILERS!

10 new Mercedes Tractor Units have been added to the fleet on a 1 year contract hire deal.

15 new Montracon Trailers have been purchased and added to the fleet to replace older hire trailers.

JANUARY 2015 - EXPANSION!

Portman Logistics Ltd expands to the Port of Southampton.

The Operators Licence has been granted for the additional 15 vehicles.

DECEMBER 2012 - ON THE MOVE!

We have moved our traffic division to a large secure site at Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. This site is adjacent to the A14 making it an ideal location to access from many major routes.

 

JANUARY 2013 - SUBCONTRACTORS REQUIRED!

We are expanding and in need of good reliable subcontractors to support our own fleet of vehicles.

We can offer:

-  COMPETITIVE RATES
-  EARLY / WEEKLY PAYMENT
-  QUALITY REGULAR WORK
-  FUEL CARDS SUPPLIED
-  TRAILER HIRE

We are also looking for LGV C+E drivers to cover the following shifts:

-  Day shift
-  Night shift
-  Tramping

We can offer:

-  Competitive salary
-  Various shift patterns

Contact us today for further information - 01359 271882

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Unit 40, Rougham Industial Estate,Rougham, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9ND

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01359 271882

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