Business / New trucks help Northwards grow

FREIGHT operator Northwards has taken delivery of six new MAN trucks, part of a £1.5 million investment in new vehicles this year.

The haulier with bases in Shetland, Orkney, Aberdeen, Inverness, Scrabster and central Scotland said the new units will be operating out of Aberdeen, connecting the Northern Isles ferry terminal with delivery points in central Scotland.

Northwards has taken delivery of six new MAN trucks. Photo: Northwards

The delivery of the MAN trucks follows on from investment in vehicles and containers in March to allow Northwards to fulfil a new contract with Orkney Islands Council.

Managing director Mike Porter said: “They will replace trucks, which will be redeployed to Lerwick and Cumbernauld to service an increasing volume of daily freight handled through our pallet network into Scotland, and also to support our clients in the renewable energy and aquaculture sector.”

The new investment coincides with the public launch of a major rebranding exercise for the company.

Porter added: ”In recent years we have opened new depots in Aberdeen, Inverness and Cumbernauld and entered into strategic partnerships to provide pallet delivery services throughout the UK – and also further afield through the vessels and European terminals of our parent company, Sea Cargo AS.”

The company has also launched a new website at www.northwardsltd.com