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GBA helps to Run Marchwood Military Port


25 April 2017

This month sees Solent Gateway, a JV company involving Immingham-based vehicle logistics experts the GBA Group, start to run the Marchwood military port near Southampton.

The company has been awarded a major Ministry of Defence contract, which will see them managing the port operations at the Marchwood Military Port.

In a joint venture with Scotland based ferry and terminal operator David MacBrayne Ltd, the two companies have formed ‘Solent Gateway Ltd’ to deliver the contract.

Marchwood Military Port, one of the UK’s major logistics military ports, is a 225-acre facility on Southampton Water,.  It has been used for the movement of troops and equipment since 1943 and is also extensively used as a berth by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in support of the Royal Navy.

The MOD has awarded Solent Gateway a 35-year concession to manage the military movements of the port and to develop trades in order to maximise the potential of commercial activity.

 Source: Business Link