LOGISTICS company DP World has opened an 11.5 acre new empty containers park at Southampton to increase storage capacity and maintain service levels for customers during the peak pre-Christmas season.
DP World Cargospeed systems, enabled by Virgin Hyperloop technology, transport high-priority, time-sensitive goods such as fresh produce.
It states on its company website: "December is traditionally a tricky period for the agro-logistics sector. Raw produce, such as cocoa beans, maize, potatoes, tomatoes, eggs, meat products, fruit, wheat sunflower, soya beans and peanuts, are all in high demand.
"As companies see this spike in demand, they often race to deliver perishable goods within tough timelines so families around the world can enjoy a meal together as part of their annual celebrations.
"Few people are likely to give a second thought to the sophisticated and sensitive supply chains required to ensure the efficient delivery of such sensitive goods. But a smooth-running supply chain is only possible if due consideration has been given to each stage of the journey."