The Port of Southampton, operated by Associated British Ports (ABP), has opened a new vehicle export facility on November 2nd.
Pacific Terminal will serve i.a. Jaguar Land Rover cars.
"As the UK's busiest vehicle handling port, the launch of the new export terminal will move Britain into fifth gear when it comes to world car exports. This will give a boost to leading British car manufacturers like Jaguar Land Rover by ensuring their cars are able to reach global marketplaces faster," Greg Hands, Minister of State in the Department for International Trade, said.
James Cooper CEO, ABP, added; "Southampton is the UK’s number one port for exports, handling exports worth some GBP 40 billion, and it is the UK's number one for vehicle exports. The port is a critical part of the supply chain for the British automotive industry, providing essential access to global markets. The opening of this terminal will build on this critical role and support our customers' drive to continue to grow their exports well into the future."
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