Anglia Freight Photo 3 Cross Dock

Suffolk-based Anglia Freight has opened a new cross-dock facility at its site at the Mid Suffolk Business Park.

Representatives from Palletline and Hazchem, of which Anglia Freight has been a member since 1995 and 1997 respectively, officially opened the new £500,000 facility.

The site boasts 17,000ft² of covered loading and unloading area, which the company said will “significantly increase” its pallet handling volume.

MD Douglas Shawcross said: “Having operated our pallet handling and delivery service from Suffolk for over 20 years, this is an exciting expansion for us. The new cross-dock facility will allow us to rapidly unload deliveries and load items straight on to other vehicles in a covered, dry environment.

“This quicker and safer process improves the speed and quality of service for our customers and significantly increases the volume of pallets that Anglia Freight can handle.”

Palletline head of commercial development Amy Liston opened the new facility along with The Hazchem Network’s Nada Marinovic.

Liston said: “Anglia Freight are a true example of a traditional Palletline member, with their leadership having helped to shape our network.

“I wish them all congratulations on the opening of this new cross dock facility, helping them go from strength to strength.”