Jenkins, a national logistics provider specialising in paper, pulp and other forest products, is to invest in a £17m new custom-built warehouse at the Port of Liverpool.
Jenkins, who have been a tenant at the Port of Liverpool for 10 years have reached an agreement on managed services at Liverpool and London Medway, with the aim of increasing traffic significantly at both ports.
The commitment secures over 500,000 sq. ft of warehouse space, 300,000sq. ft of which is new investment in a bespoke state-of-the-art paper and pulp facility at the Port of Liverpool. The facility will provide a major increase in capacity at Liverpool allowing Jenkins to increase its throughput. Construction on the warehouse is due to begin 2019 and be completed in 2020.
Operating from eight locations in the UK and Ireland, Jenkins provides stevedoring and specialised materials handling, dedicated quayside warehousing, and a range of other warehouse and transport services. The company is owner-managed and been operating for 35 years.
Paul O’Hare, Managing Director of Jenkins said: “We’re really excited about this major new development in Liverpool that will significantly increase our footprint in the UK and allow us to expand the range of services we can offer our customers in the North West.”
Mark Whitworth, CEO of Peel Ports said: “We’re seeing increased demand for imports of paper and pulp products, especially in the South East, where our new managed service with Jenkins will provide the capacity for market growth that our customers are looking for.”