Chancellor George Osborne met with senior executives from WHA and local MP Margaret Ritchie, along with Nicola Walker, managing director of Cronus Logistics, during a visit to Warrenpoint Port in County Down yesterday.
The Port of Warrenpoint are very pleased to have hosted George Osborne, whose visit comes as part of a wider trip to Northern Ireland.
The chancellor was shown round the docks and observed ro/ro and containerised operations along with the discharge of bulk grain ships. He was also shown timber that is imported through Warrenpoint but ultimately is transported across the land frontiers into the south of Ireland.
“We are pleased that the Chancellor recognises the importance of Warrenpoint as a strategic port for imports and exports in Ireland,” says Nicola.
Speaking to the media during his tour he said, “I’m here at Warrenpoint and it’s a very practical demonstration of the fact that Northern Ireland has the only land border with an EU country… If we quit the EU, this is going to be the border with the EU.”
He later crossed the border on a lorry delivering timber into Dublin.
George Osborne at Warrenpoint with Nicola Walker
About Cronus Logistics:
Cronus Logistics designs and provides logistical solutions for freight exports/imports to and from Ireland, South West England and Wales . By offering a cost-effective multimodal transport solution with green credentials, reduced road miles and lower CO2 emissions, Cronus Logistics is in effect the only Irish Sea logistics company offering a comprehensive door-to-door full load service for dry freight, with full control over every element of the supply chain – from the collection to the final delivery point, including the physical shipment across the Irish Sea. This is part of the company’s leaner, greener and more efficient supply chain solution.
Cronus Logistics believes direct relationships with its clients are vitally important and prides itself on personal and regular communications with its customers at all levels of involvement, maintaining open and regular dialogue. It is still good to talk.
If you want to improve delivery performance or minimise your carbon footprint with a cost-effective alternative to market, then we have a solution for you.
The Irish Gateway
Cronus Logistics’ door-to-door services bring customers the benefits of its south west gateways of Bristol and Cardiff as well the entry points into Ireland of Warrenpoint and Dublin and onwards. The service accommodates 45 foot curtain-sided, 20ft and 40ft containers, coil carriers, super high cube containers or flat-racks and refrigerated containers. There is also scope to carry out-of-gauge or project cargo.
Dedicated Steel and other metal services
Cronus Logistics are experts in moving steel and metals and have invested in specialist equipment to make the transit secure and reliable for its clients. The company has a range of new coil carriers, flat racks and super high cubes to handle dedicated steel and metal products.