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TPN opens new Northern Hub for service sustainability

TPN will open its new Northern Hub in Walton Summit near Preston on 16 March.

The Hub will initially take almost 1,000 pallets a night which both originate in and are destined for delivery in the North. Twenty-eight of the network’s 100+ Members will participate. TPN MD Mark Duggan says this will be good for trunk timings and service delivery targets, as well as allowing greater growth in the network as a whole.

“Our Midlands Hub in Sutton Coldfield [pictured] is the busiest single-shed central night operation in the sector,” he says. “The Northern Hub will not only improve our operation overall but future proofs the business against the strong growth we are seeing in pallet volumes.”

TPN’s Midlands-based Hub currently handles 13,000 pallets a night. The network has seen strong double-digit growth through January and February of this year.

“Members are already reporting interest in using the Northern Hub from new accounts,” says Duggan. “This offers operational efficiencies and widens our offering for Northern customers. There is also great scope for inter-regional growth, along with saving of hundreds of thousands of unnecessary transport miles per year.”

The chosen location is a 300,000 square foot site which is operated by long-time TPN Member FDC Holdings.

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