AV Dawson, owner and operator of Port of Middlesbrough has created a new company to support the growth of its transport division.
AV Dawson Transport Limited, which will incorporate all of the company’s road haulage services, is the latest business to become part of the AV Dawson Group.
As part of a wider company restructure to support the long-term business strategy, AV Dawson Transport Limited, is the third company to join the group structure and will begin trading from the beginning of October.
The Middlesbrough based firm has already launched two subsidiary businesses. This includes AV Dawson Industrial & Port Services Limited, the business responsible for logistics and port services on its customers’ sites and the company’s ships agency subsidiary, Cockfield, Knight & Company Limited.
Within this new structure, AV Dawson Limited – which owns the Port of Middlesbrough estate – has become the parent company of the group.
The new subsidiary will be taken forward under the leadership of existing transport department managers Paul Scott and Alex Hugill, who have been promoted to AV Dawson Transport’s head of operations and head of commercial respectively.
Paul Scott, head of transport operations at AV Dawson Transport Limited said:
“We are excited the transport arm of the business has become an entity in its own right.
“This will strengthen the business in delivering the existing efficiencies of our current multimodal freight logistics operations and will also ensure greater resilience, so we can continue to support existing and potential customers in the long term.
“However, it won’t change the overall ethos of the company – we will continue to be the values-led, supportive, customer-focused business we have always been.”
This restructure comes on the back of a recent multi-million-pound investment to increase its vehicle fleet by 25% as part of a group wide diversification and expansion strategy.