Friday, July 31, 2009

A V Dawson Continues Expansion

New rail freight facility envisaged
Shipping News Feature

UK – AV Dawson has announced the acquisition of the former base of biofuels company D1 Oils at Riverside Park in Middlesborough. The multi-modal logistics provider intends to develop the site for rail freight handling and distribution.

Gary Dawson, managing director of AV Dawson, said: “As a company, we have invested heavily in a series of land purchases that has developed our property portfolio considerably. It has brought a good balance between the rental side of the business and the operations arm.

“We continue to provide the entire range of logistical services to major household names and we also now have a significant range of properties for companies to move into on Riverside Park.

“The opportunity to buy the former D1 Oils site was fantastic and it helps put us in a very strong position for when the economy picks up.”

The acquisition of the former D1 Oils site will be welcome news for the region as it has remained empty since April last year.