Port of Greenock boosts refrigerated cargo capability

Glasgow, Scotland: The Port of Greenock has expanded its reefer point infrastructure from 32 to 220. The £750,000 investment into reefer point infrastructure at the port marks a significant upgrade to the country’s refrigerated cargo capabilities, the port operator says.

The increase in reefer points will increase ease of access to global markets for food and drink manufacturers, with commodities like seed potatoes, meats, fish, fruit and vegetables and dairy products directly benefiting from the upgrades.

The expansion also brings huge benefits to pharmaceuticals manufacturers, the agriculture industry and other enterprises dealing with temperature-sensitive goods.
The expansion also eliminates the need for diesel generators, helping exporters to reduce the carbon emissions produced by their operations.

Jim McSporran, port director, Peel Ports Clydeport said: “This significant investment into the Port of Greenock’s reefer points infrastructure underscores our commitment to providing world-class facilities to support the needs of our customers in Scotland.

“We are excited about the opportunities this investment brings for businesses involved in exporting perishable goods, especially at a time when demand for temperature-sensitive goods is growing. We look forward to playing an even bigger role in Scotland’s export success.”

Craig Scrimgeour, Scotland director, Drac Logistics, said: “We’re really pleased to hear about this reefer investment at the Port of Greenock ahead of the imminent arrival of its two new ship-to-shore cranes later this year.

“This will significantly increase our ability to store and transfer our cargo, as well as our access to global markets.

“It’s really positive news for import and export companies across the country, and we believe it will support and attract new services into Scotland’s only deep water container port.”