By Karen Peattie

INCREASED demand for its services has led to north-east freight and logistics firm relocating to a new, multi-million-pound depot at Aberdeen Harbour.

Streamline Shipping Group has nearly doubled warehouse capacity at its Aberdeen headquarters with a new 7,800sqm harbourside facility on Palmerston Quay – formerly Aberdeen Harbour’s historic fish market.

The move has allowed Aberdeenshire-based Streamline to increase its team of full-time yard employees by 30 per cent, and double its full-time haulage drivers and vehicles, providing new job opportunities in the north east for those in the shipping and logistics industry.

Operations director James Roberts said: “As we enter our fifth decade in business, we’re delighted to be moving to a larger, more prominent facility in Aberdeen to cope with increased demand.

“Our new warehouse has far greater capacity, allowing us to process up to 5,000 items every day in Aberdeen alone. This will allow us to continue to strengthen our delivery services across our network, both in the UK and overseas, ensuring our customers’ packages and freight get where they need to be.”

Streamline employs over 200 staff across the country with depots in Glasgow, Orkney, Shetland and Inverness, and offices and chemical processing facilities in England and Norway. Over 50 vehicles and 150 trailers provide deliveries every day throughout Scotland, the wider UK and around the world.

The firm provides lifeline parcel delivery services between Orkney and Shetland and the UK mainland.

Mr Roberts noted: “We’re proud of the relationships we have built over the last 40 years – both in Shetland and Orkney, where we work closely with local communities to provide logistical links to the mainland – and with our clients all around the world.

“Over the last 40 years, we’ve seen a number of changes in the way people send parcels and freight – both locally and internationally. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our dedication to providing an unrivalled service to all of our customers. Whether they are an individual receiving a package on Orkney or a multi-billion-pound organisation shipping freight halfway around the globe, we are committed to providing the best delivery experience possible.”

A specialist in international freight forwarding and import/export customs, Streamline operates a fully integrated service for customers of all sizes – ensuring seamless services through its haulage, transport, shipping and logistics network.