Managing the inbound container supply chain
As a leading provider of container logistics services in the UK, Wincanton works closely with shipping lines, freight forwarders, retailers and manufacturers. Our customers range from the world’s largest organisations through to small independent businesses, all of which present us with different challenges and opportunities and have enabled us to acquire an extensive set of experiences and skills in container management.
Value and innovation in container transport
We work with customers across all sectors to develop inbound supply chain solutions that create real competitive advantage. We achieve this by intelligently planning ports of entry, maximising the potential of intermodal transport and exploring how the container can be used as part of our customers’ UK domestic transport needs.
Our container transport business is based on the following principles:
Best in class: we deliver excellence as standard with a 98% national average service level
Close customer relationships: we are approachable, reliable, honest and open
We consult as well as haul: we want you to benefit from our logistics expertise
Best value: we promote value for money and profit through productivity
Container haulage and container storage
We provide charter, spot and integrated fleet solutions for customers to ensure we cover traffic flows and use the right mix of vehicles for specific needs. We also manage container movements by rail from all major UK ports to terminals in the Midlands and the M62 corridor.
Our inland laden container storage facilities at Alconbury and Greenham Common provide a cheaper solution to quay rent and place stock closer to London and the Midlands, enabling a quicker delivery response.
Specialist container logistics services
We have side loaders, low loaders and tipper trailers and are licensed to carry all classes of hazardous cargo. For difficult or dangerous loads we have a specialist service to suit every customer requirement.
Tail-lift skeletal trailers
The introduction of the innovative tail-lift skeletal trailers now allows Wincanton to re-load containers without the need for dock levellers. This means that containers can be reloaded anywhere, for the return leg back to port or for onward delivery from DC to store, thereby increasing efficiency and helping the environment.