Södra Wood Ltd announces a two-year contract with Denholm Port Services

22 February 2021

Södra Wood Ltd’s new two-year contract with Denholm Port Services is part of Södra taking steps to streamline its imports and mitigate any potential issues or customs delays in light of increased paperwork and more complex requirements following the UK’s departure from the EU.

“With the UK leaving the EU and all lorries and ships entering the country now requiring customs clearance – combined with the sheer volume of timber we import – we wanted to avoid any potential issues with delays,” said Anthony Burridge, shipping manager.

“We therefore took necessary steps to mitigate this risk, and our partnership with Denholm Port Services plays a significant role.

“Crucially, it also frees up our internal team’s time, allowing them to do what they do best: fulfilling our customers’ requirements to a high standard, each and every day.

“This partnership is just another step in cementing our long-term approach to the UK market, and continuously improving the service we provide our valued UK customers." 

Södra’s business model effectively gives it full end-to-end control of its supply chain – it produces timber in seven sawmill locations across Sweden and Finland, and ships goods from one of three main loading ports: one on the west coast of Sweden, one on the east coast and one in Finland.

The goods arrive by boat at three east coast UK terminals – Sheerness, New Holland and Dundee – and one in the Republic of Ireland.