Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading ports group, is delighted to support Seacon (SG) re-establish its northern base at the Port of Garston. Seacon (SG), a UK port based terminal operator specialising in the handling of forest products, was originally founded in Garston in 1983 under the name Stanton Grove.
The cargo handling, storage and distribution services provider which operates a terminal at the Port of Tilbury (London) is now expanding its operations and is set to return to its roots. As of February 2022, Seacon (SG) was once again operating a forest product terminal at the Port of Garston.
ABP has concluded a lease with Seacon (SG) for 50,000 sq. ft. covered storage at the port. By re-establishing a base at ABP’s Port of Garston, Seacon (SG) will be able to service its customers from two locations, bringing multiple products closer to their end market. This strategic decision will save millions of road miles every year and reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
Brian McFarlane, Garston Port Manager said:
“We are delighted to welcome Seacon (SG) back to the Port of Garston and look forward to working collaboratively to support their growth ambitions. We look forward to working with Seacon to support their existing customer base and expanding our Port offering to service break bulk vessels.”
Seacon (SG) Managing Director, Martin Phillips said:
“When the opportunity to re-establish ourselves in the North West of England arose, we needed a partner who could provide a rapid and flexible solution. ABP were speedy and supportive in initial discussions, enabling us to confidently offer our usual suite of services in double-quick time. We are delighted to have been able to reach the point we have so far, and we look forward to developing both our presence in Garston Docks – a location that provides an excellent multi-modal option for customers – and our partnership with ABP.”