Daniel Smith, head of brand at Ringtons
Chloe Shakesby

North East tea and coffee firm chooses Port of Tyne to cut carbon footprint

A North East tea and coffee company has announced that it is cutting down on its carbon footprint with the appointment of a Tyneside port.

Ringtons has appointed Port of Tyne as a port centric warehousing and logistics service provider.

The company is using the Port of Tyne’s warehousing services for processing tea before delivery of the goods to its Longbenton factory, which it says will save up to 100,000 road haulage miles each year.

Daniel Smith, head of brand at Ringtons, commented: “We are a proud North East business working with an expansive group of customers all facilitated by our operations in the North East, with our local port allowing us to be more cost efficient and also better for the environment.

“Sustainability is hugely important to us and we have set ourselves a clear divisional Net Zero target.

“Receiving containers direct from origin via the Port of Tyne offers us a more environmentally sustainable, time-efficient and importantly, cost-effective solution.”

Richard Newton, Port of Tyne’s commercial director, said: “Using the coastal feeder service is a great example of smart green logistics and something every company using southern ports should be considering, to reduce their carbon footprints.

“Even if your business is only shipping a single container each month, it’s better for the environment, cheaper and quicker than using road haulage.”

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