A Liverpool logistics specialist has wrapped up a 12-month distribution deal with a packaging supply company after significantly reducing its damage rates. SSO Logistics Ltd has secured a new contract with fellow St Helens company, Venturepak, which supplies injection moulded plastic containers and other packaging products to the food industry.

Venturepak turned to SSO Logistics for support having previously struggled to find a reliable logistics partner who would work on reducing its high damage rates. Reducing damages was a major priority for the packaging supplier as it specialises in food safe containers, which cannot be used if damaged due to the risk of contamination. 

SSO Logistics Ltd, which has sites in Haydock and St Helens, is transporting the goods through the Pallet-Track network. As a member of the network, SSO Logistics works with other independent haulage companies to transport goods nationwide in an efficient way, while guaranteeing the same standards and service. 

To mark the new partnership, SSO Logistics has rolled out new livery with Venturepak branding and, following the initial success of the partnership, the packaging supplier is now planning to expand its business.

“We are pleased to have had such a positive impact on Venturepak’s overall business by working with Martin and the team to mitigate the risks associated with their freight. For us to provide a tailored service, it was vital we fully understood the problems they were facing and introduce ETAs and rapid response times,” said SSO Logistics Director, Peter Draper.

“As members of the Pallet-Track network, we can provide Venturepak with real-time tracking on their goods which is an additional benefit for its customers. The tracking technology can quickly flag any issues within the supply chain to Venturepak and ourselves, but I’m pleased to say that we have had no problems to date.”

In January, SSO Logistics’ international arm, SSO International Forwarding, was awarded freeport status by the government to become Liverpool’s first customs site operator – an area within a freeport where certain tax and customs rules are suspended to support and encourage international trading.

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