W E Dowds (Shipping) Ltd

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W E Dowds (Shipping) Ltd

W E Dowds (Shipping) Ltd

Handling over 1.5 million tonnes of steel coil each year, W.E. Dowds (Shipping) Ltd is a specialist steel handling terminal where physical handling of steel is as efficient as the movement of data recording every aspect of its journey. Based in Newport and Cardiff docks on the southwest coast of the United Kingdom, W.E Dowds (Shipping) Ltd has over 64 years’ experience in steel stevedoring, warehousing and logistics.

• 10 warehouses with a capacity of over 65,000m2.. Warehousing is available withing proximity to the UK main industrial and commercial centres.

• All warehouses are fitted with overhead gantry cranes which load cargo directly on to specialist road transport or trains for a swift departure.

• Additional outside storage.

• Wireless infrastructure, mobile scanning systems, customer apps, damage recording software.

• Customers have complete transparency into their stock at the port. Automatic reports that meet individual customer requirements are sent to customers.

• Live system precisely locates product within any warehouse allowing for road transport load times of under 30 minutes.

• W.E. Dowds (Shipping) Ltd handles cargos from its worldwide customers with vessels arriving from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and Australasia.

• Deliver out over 4000 tonnes / 160 lorries per day. By road, the Motorway network is on our doorstep. Steel cargos can be delivered to major steel locations in the West Midlands in under 2 hours.

• Daily rail services that connect via a short link to the UK mainland rail system, up to 20 rail wagons with a total capacity of 1500 tonnes can fit into our warehouse at any one time. These rail wagons can be simultaneously loaded or unloaded using up to 3 gantry cranes.

A blend of highly motivated and specialist trained people, processes and bespoke I.T. Port Management System, W.E. Dowds (Shipping) Ltd provides unparalleled customer service to the steel industry.


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Dowds W E (Shipping) Ltd, Alexander Dock, Newport, UK
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