The Halewood site was completely remodelled and its shipping capabilities revolutionised from entirely road transport to 70 per cent rail, while retaining road capabilities.
Rail also offered a safe and secure method of transporting the vehicles from the Halewood plant to multiple points of exit from the country. The facility was designed to accommodate the WIA fully enclosed wagon, which provides maximum security and protection from damage for the vehicles in transit.
Institute of Logistics and Transport Annual Awards 2001
The project needed to deliver:
¨ Shipping facilities to accommodate road and rail transport
¨ The capability to host the WIA fully-enclosed rail wagon for safe and secure handling and transit of the vehicles
¨ A flexible and efficient facility achieving a throughput of around 180,000 vehicles per annum
¨ Local Export Control status for the facility to expedite delivery of the vehicles to customers
The Kilbride team was awarded Winner of the Institute of Logistics and Transport Annual Award for Freight Transport in 2001.