Container De-Van

SSO Logistics really are a one-stop solution to all your logistical needs and some of our customer never see their goods as we work as a full logistics partner for them. Based at our site in St Helens, Various warehouse units that are all BRC AA accredited for the storage of food products. We have over 40,000 square foot of racked and block-stack buildings to accommodate the different freight that we store for our customers with both ground unloading access for curtain-sided inbound and outbound freight and several undercover dock level bays for receiving containers and box trailers, all freight stored is processed via our cloud based Warehouse Management System that is visible to the customer online if required and processes goods in and out in real time via mobile bar coded labels scanned by our warehouse team. Our WMS system can record a multitude of information that can be customised according to the needs of the customer and produce detailed delivery notes for dispatch.


So?.....what are the typical type of customers that use this service? Please see a couple of examples listed below:


“Customer A” has a food based packaging company close to our site in St Helens and has little room for the storage of products required for the manufacture of its products and often needs access to them in a short lead time to keep the manufacturing lines running. To assist this customer we intake goods often in full loads from Europe and store in our warehouses, as the goods are used in the production of food it is essential that the warehouse used is to BRC standards. We have an agreement with the customer that we will upon receipt of an order – Pick, load and deliver to the manufacturing facility within 3 hours of placing the request via our own fleet of vehicles


“Customer B” has a food import business based in London and distributes various food products around the country from their base. They realised some time ago that a large proportion of the deliveries they made were to the North West area of the UK and they were running out of storage space to store their products. After extensive analysis the containers that they manually unloaded in London that were packed onto pallets and then sent to RDCS in the North West are sent directly into our site and unloaded, stored and delivered to the RDC. This method of operation has freed up vital storage space at their main site for expansion, taken over 80,000 trucking miles off UK Roads and saved them in excess of £100,000.00 in transport costs.


Our location is situated in the centre of a vast array of supermarket RDC’s so dispatching freight from our based really does reduce stem mileage and save precious carbon emissions from the UK Roads!


Our service’s in summary:


  • Collect containers from any UK Port and deliver to our base in St Helens for De-van

  • Unload at ground level via counterbalance forklifts

  • Unload on dock level bay by fork lift or “handball” and palletise as required

  • Check freight into WMS for accurate BBD dispatch and traceability

  • Store products in racked or block-stacked BRC AA grade warehouses

  • Dispatch as single pallets through UPN network or larger quantities via dedicated
    SSO Fleet of vehicles

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The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme encompassing all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations.

The BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized certification program designed for companies that store and/or distribute food, consumer products and packaging material.

The United Pallet Network is the Network of our choice. The network has 90+ members who work in

harmony to get our goods delivered.

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is the only UK trade association dedicated solely to the needs of UK road transport operators. 

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Units 4&5 Fishwicks Industrial Estate
Baxters Lane
St Helens. Merseyside. WA9 3NA

T: 01744 416 999

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