One of the UK’s largest steel traders has just signed a new five year deal with PD Ports at Groveport, the inland port complex on the River Trent that has direct sea access along the Humber Estuary.

Steel trader, All Steels Trading imports steel from all over the world and sells to both stockholders and end users with the ability to deliver steel products in the UK and Europe within 48 hours from the time of order; with Groveport an integral part of that supply chain.

Groveport is an important part of the PD Ports’ operations in the UK and with steel products being handled at this location for more than 40 years. The relationship with All Steels Trading is a long-term one based on trust and deliverable logistics according to Geoff Lippitt, Business Development Director at PD Ports.

“We have a very experienced team handling steel products at Groveport and we are both delighted and proud to have further strengthened our long-standing relationship with All Steels Trading as UK port of choice for the next five years and beyond.
“We have vast experience in and knowledge of the markets steel traders operate in and our steel handling operations reflect the care and attention to detail we offer in this sector.

“As well as the excellent transport links for road deliveries into the UK network, a key benefit of using Groveport is that we have a 19,200 sq.m covered warehouse with direct quay access that provides a comprehensive service for our steel customers. With an additional 41,000 sq.m of covered warehousing and a surfaced open storage area we can offer at total of 450,000 sq.m space for handling and storage.”

Laurence McDougall, Managing Director at All Steels Trading believes the partnership with PD Ports works because of the unique working relationship.

“PD Ports understands what we need to keep our customers on track, it’s an invaluable partnership. We often have to respond quickly to fluctuations in demand and knowing we can rely on PD Ports to handle, store and have our steel products available on demand adds real strength to our customer offer in terms of efficiency and value for money.”