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Port of Ipswich secures new lease with Express Freight Services

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The Port of Ipswich, owned and operated by Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading and best-connected port operator, has signed a new lease with Express Freight Services Ltd, which will provide secure vehicle storage and office space for the company.

The new lease covers a 1.34 acres compound located at the Port of Ipswich’s West Bank Terminal. ABP undertook a range of works, including resurfacing the yard, line painting and installed new security fencing in order to prepare the site in accordance with the highest standards, so that new offices could be installed.

Andrew Baxter, Managing Director at Express Freight Services, said: “We are pleased to have secured a new lease at the West Bank Terminal. The improved site has enabled us to invest in our office and welfare facilities and has given us the scope to expand our business in the future. We look forward to continuing to work with ABP.”

The Port of Ipswich is a short sailing time from the North Sea shipping lanes, and is located less than a mile (1.6 km) from the town centre. The major trunk roads A14 and A12 are both within easy reach and provide connections to the M25, M11 and the port of Felixstowe.

Andrew Harston, ABP Wales and Short Sea Ports Director, said: “We are delighted to announce this new lease with Express Freight Services, who are a leading road transport services provider in the area. We look forward to continuing to provide the well-connected, secure space they need to support their business.”

The ports’ West Bank currently offers more than 30 acres of secure open storage space, which is ideal for port-centric warehousing and logistics, multi-use warehousing, storage facilities and office accommodation.

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