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Scottish logistics firm Streamline Shipping Group is celebrating its 40th year in business with a move to a multi-million-pound new depot at Aberdeen Harbour and plans to double its driver numbers and fleet.The new 7,800 sq m harbourside facility on Palmerston Quay will also see the group almost double its warehouse capacity. As part of its expansion plans Streamline will also increase its team of full-time yard operatives by 30%, and double its full-time haulage drivers and vehicles.

Operations director James Roberts (pictured) said: “As we enter our fifth decade in business, we’re delighted to be moving to a larger, more prominent facility in Aberdeen to cope with increased demand.

“Our new warehouse has far greater capacity, allowing us to process up to 5,000 items every day in Aberdeen alone. This will allow us to continue to strengthen our delivery services across our network, both in the UK and overseas, ensuring our customers’ packages and freight get where they need to be.”

Streamline employs over 200 staff across the country with depots in Glasgow, Orkney, Shetland and Inverness, and offices and chemical processing facilities in England and Norway.

It operates over 50 vehicles and 150 trailers providing deliveries across the UK and beyond. The firm also provides parcel deliveries to Orkney and Shetland from mainland UK.

Roberts added: “We’re proud of the relationships we have built over the last 40 years – both in Shetland and Orkney, where we work closely with local communities to provide logistical links to the mainland, and with our clients all around the world.

“Over the last 40 years, we’ve seen a number of changes in the way people send parcels and freight – both locally and internationally. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our dedication to providing an unrivalled service to all of our customers. Whether they are an individual receiving a package on Orkney or a multi-billion-pound organisation shipping freight halfway around the globe, we are committed to providing the best delivery experience possible.”