Award for Red Funnel transport partnership

06-07-2017 Red Funnel's partnership with Isle of Wight based Steve Porter Transport and Meachers Global Logistics has won a prestigious award at the 2017 Motor Transport Awards.

The annual Motor Transport Awards is designed to celebrate achievement, leadership and success in the road transport industry, which constitutes a major part of the UK economy.

The winner of best Partnership, sponsored by Wincanton was announced at a glittering ceremony in London on Wednesday 5 July hosted by comedian John Bishop and TV presenter Gaby Logan. The award was won against stiff competition from fellow finalists Alltruck/DX, Arla/Danone, Cemex UK/Continental, DFDS/Magnavale and Parcelforce/Screwfix.

Kevin George, Red Funnel's CEO commented "We are delighted to win this award in conjunction with Steve Porter Transport and Meachers Global Logistics. The partnership is virtually unique in the UK and draws upon the strengths of each organisation to offer an unrivalled range of benefits for customers, while providing significant cost efficiencies."

Malcolm Gibson, Managing Director of Steve Porter Transport said: "We are truly overjoyed to win this prestigious award in conjunction with Red Funnel and Meachers Global Logistics. It acknowledges true partnership working, which is required when moving significant volumes of cross-Solent freight. The transport of goods on and off the Isle of Wight has been enhanced by the Solent Alliance and I'm proud to be part of a great team and look forward to witnessing the partnership continue to flourish."

Gary Whittle, Commercial Director at Meachers said "We are pleased that this successful partnership has been recognised nationally in this year's Motor Transport Awards. The Solent Alliance demonstrates a unique way of working. Its success comes from each company bringing a high-level of core expertise to the different aspects of off-shore operations."

Red Funnel's Solent Alliance partnership with Steve Porter Transport and Meacher's was formed five years ago to operate a highly efficient, cost effective cross-Solent delivery service for drop-trailer, full load and consolidated services travelling via Southampton with connections to distribution centres based in Northampton and Coventry.


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