Port of Newport signs new lease with Power Poles

5 October 2020

The Port of Newport, owned and operated by Associated British Ports (ABP), has signed a new lease with Power Poles Ltd (PPL), which will provide secure storage space to support the company’s regional operations.

Power Poles Ltd, which supplies quality treated wood poles from Nordic countries, distributing them throughout the UK, signed the lease for a one-acre storage site at West Way Road in Newport.

“We are delighted that Power Poles has chosen ABP’s Port of Newport to support their business and the wider supply chain here in the UK,” said Steven Harrison, ABP divisional port manager – east Wales. “We look forward to working closely together in the future.”

“We are pleased to announce the arrival of PPL to Newport,” said Willie Clason, director at PPL. “Operating from Westway Road, PPL distributes utility wood poles to local electricity partners in south Wales and the south west.”

“We look forward to developing our relationship with ABP,” added Deborah Clason, PPL’s commercial director. “Newport is a perfect location both for our inbound shipments from Sweden and access to M4 corridor. We are well positioned to deliver strategic growth here in Newport to serve our infrastructure customers.”

From left: Steven Harrison, ABP divisional port manager – east Wales; Liam Slater, ABP surveyor; and Willie Clason, PPL director at the Port of Newport.