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 has been a productive month and we are considering employing extra staff to support the current team.
An additional North Eastern Licence has been granted for 10 x vehicles and 15 x trailers.
Companies director attends the Woodfines Road Transport Conference at Duxford.
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.
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!
A depot in Scunthorpe has been opened to support the Humber operation enabling us to further expand and improve our already high standards.
2 new silver Mercedes tractor units have been put on the road. We think they look very smart!
A fleet support department has been opened and a new service van has been put on the road to help keep the wheels turning.
The new office complex in Portmans extended yard has now opened.
Companies director and General Manager attend the second Woodfines Road Transport Conference of 2016.
Portman has extended the operating centre at Rougham by a further 15 vehicles and 20 trailers.
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.
The 1st Scania has been ordered to joining the Portman Logistics fleet October 2016.
15 new Dennison sliding skeletal trailers have been ordered ready to be on the road October 2016.
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.
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.
We have a new daily service, from Seaforth, Merseyside.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We have a new daily service, servicing the Ports of Immingham and Stallingborough.
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.
The 10 new MAN units have all been delivered and have had livery put on ready to go on the road February 2016.
10 x MAN units have been ordered, all of which have 440 bhp Euro 6 engines.
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!
New Masternaut satellite tracking as been installed in our fleet. By doing this, we will be improving our service and cost effectiveness as follows:
Portman has placed an order for 10 new Euro 6 Mercedes 2545LS Streamspace tractor units from local dealer Orwell Trucks for delivery January 2016.
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:
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/
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.
The 15 new Dennison Sliding Trailers have been built and delivery is taken of the new equipment.
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.
Portman Logistics orders the building of 15 new Dennison Sliding Trailers.
Company Director attends the Woodfines Annual Transport Conference
The new Operating Centre for 5 vehicles an 5 trailers has been approved and located at MAN Felixstowe.
We have applied for a new Operating Centre for 5 vehicles and 5 trailers at MAN Felixstowe.
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.
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.
Portman Logistics Ltd expands to the Port of Southampton.
The Operators Licence has been granted for the additional 15 vehicles.
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.
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
We can offer:
- Competitive salary
- Various shift patterns
Contact us today for further information - 01359 271882