In the twelve months since it commenced operations, Cronus Logistics has become one of the fastest growing door-to-door logistics and shipping companies on the Irish Sea with a multi-million pound turnover and a rapidly expanding client base.
“It’s been a truly remarkable year”, said Nicola Walker, Managing Director of Cronus Logistics. “After just 12 months of trading, our not insignificant sales growth demonstrates that we offer an effective and sustainable transport solution across the Irish Sea. With a small team of employees, it is testament to their dedication and hard work alongside the operational support of our port partners that we have been able to breathe new life into this Ireland-UK route.”
Operating through The Bristol Port Company and Warrenpoint Harbour Authority, Cronus operates a dedicated logistics service across the Irish Sea to connect Ireland with southern and central parts of the UK.
The company operates two 4,000 ton general cargo ships on four weekly crossings, predominantly for 45ft curtain-sided containers but with additional capacity for TEUs, FEUs and reefer boxes as well as out of gauge cargoes.
“Our objective throughout has been to provide a unique logistics alternative for the Irish market. With volatile fuel costs, ever-increasing toll charges, stringent emissions regulations and the inevitable road congestion, this new service has proven itself in delivering a reliable and cost effective alternative to this established trade route,” said Walker.
“Our first full year of operation has been beyond expectation and is a major step forward in Irish Sea logistics and service levels.
“The next 12 months will be even more important to Cronus Logistics as well as our partners who have made this past year so memorable. We charter our own vessels which gives us complete control over our shipping schedules and ultimately the entire supply chain door to door. We have a simple and specific business plan and that is to establish ourselves as the number one choice across the Irish Sea into and out of the South of England.”
About Cronus Logistics:
Cronus Logistics is a dedicated logistics specialist offering door to door services on the UK – Ireland gateway. The sustainable cost-effective multimodal solution breaks the mould of traditional LO/LO shipping to deliver a unique logistics alternative for the UK – Irish markets. Operating two ships between the Port of Bristol and Warrenpoint, with 4 departures a week in each direction, the service enables a standard 48 hour door to door service for importers and exporters. Making supply chains greener by reducing road miles and breaking the mould of the traditional container shipping lines.
Both 4000t vessels are capable of taking up to 80 forty-five foot curtain-sided or box containers, alongside 20ft and 40ft boxes and refrigerated containers. The ships can also easily accommodate out of gauge cargo.
Bristol is only 90 miles from Birmingham, around 100 miles from London and with reducing road mileage a big factor for both exporters and importers, cutting their carbon footprint on an operationally effective yet more cost-efficient service starts to make a lot of logistical and financial sense.
One of the big attractions of the port at Warrenpoint is its location, situated midway between Dublin and Belfast. It has excellent road links to the major population centres of Ireland and with an ever improving roads network, delivery times to all destinations are constantly being reduced.
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