Sheffield City Region gets freight terminal boost

EXPORTING from the Sheffield City Region overseas has received a significant boost with the creation of an international freight terminal. 

The 14,000 sq ft Sheffield International Freight Terminal (SH-I-F-T) will provide exporters with a regional facility to transport goods to overseas markets.

SH-I-F-T will be based on Grange Mill Lane, close to the M1 motorway and the proposed location for the high speed rail station announced by the Government last week.

Big move: Pictured are Beth Barber-Atkinson (left), director at Sheffield International Freight Terminal; Michelle Daniel (centre), international trade manager at SYITC; and Karen Mosley (right), head of business development at 512 (Sheffield)

The facility will be one of only two government approved bonded warehouses in South Yorkshire and plans are already in place to extend the terminal by a further 25,000 sq ft in the future.

To mark its development SH-I-F-T and international freight management company 512 (Sheffield) have both become partners of the South Yorkshire International Trade Centre (SYITC).

512 (Sheffield), which is based at the international terminal, provides a full range of export and import services to businesses.

Beth Barber-Atkinson, director at Sheffield International Freight Terminal, said: “SH-I-F-T is an exciting development for Sheffield City Region. It will make this area more self-sufficient and provide a direct route to overseas markets.

“By joining forces with SYITC we will be able to inform companies that we are here to take their business global.” 

Karen Mosley, head of business development at 512 (Sheffield) Ltd, added: “This is a fantastic partnership for us. SYITC is renowned for guiding businesses on exporting and identifying the trade opportunities available, while SH-I-F-T will improve Sheffield’s position as a key location for international freight.

SYITC offers broad support for businesses to grow their global market.

Michelle Daniel, international trade manager at South Yorkshire International Trade Centre, said: “We are delighted to gain two exporting organisations as partners to help more companies do business across the globe.”