Port team makes move
The Wilton Centre Manager Dave Willis, left, with Containerships UK’s MD Charles Patton and Company Secretary/Financial Controller Michael Colledge
A sea and road freight transport company has moved to The Wilton Centre after leaving the Middlesbrough dockside for the first time in its forty year history.
Containerships (UK) has moved its 38 office staff after the lease ran out on its building at Teesport.
Charles Patton, Managing Director of Containerships UK, said: “Staff are all very positive about the move. It will seem like another world and yet we will still be only a short distance from the docks and adjacent to great road links.”
Containerships (UK) is a short sea carrier providing key industrial and retail customers with regular connections between the UK and the Baltics and the Eastern Mediterranean. It also operates a nationwide road haulage service transporting cargo to and from the ships on its fleet of trucks.
It will retain warehouse and repair workshops at Teesport. The staff who are relocating are those from the Sales, Finance and Customer Service departments.
Wilton Centre Manager Dave Willis said: “I am sure it will be a wrench for Containerships to leave Teesport after being there for so many years but we are only down the road and I am sure its staff will enjoy the facilities and environment, both of which have tempted many other companies before them to make the move here.”