Strikes at UK Port reinforce the benefits of UK Manufacturing
Headlines hit that 1,900 members of the Unite union will walk out on 21 August from Felixstowe, the UK biggest container port. Almost half of the UK’s container traffic passes through the port and the action will cripple supply chains, the logistics and haulage sectors, as well as international maritime trade.
The strikes come on the back of a barrage of issues hitting Britain’s supply chains over the last few years including the COVID-19 Pandemic and Brexit. The continuing disruptions and ongoing uncertainty make a strong argument for UK Manufacturing relationships.
Cullen are a UK based manufacturer of moulded fibre and corrugated packaging and have produced over 1 billion plastic free packaging solutions since 2020. Our 14-acre manufacturing site on the outskirts of Glasgow is where we reliably service sectors such as the NHS, Retail including: McDonald’s Gregg’s, all major supermarkets to name a few.
All of our products are 100% plastic free and our in-house packaging experts include designers, engineers and Client Relationship Managers are all focussed on supporting clients to move away from single use plastics.
David MacDonald, owner of Cullen said:
“The supply chain is already facing unprecedented challenges. Working with a UK based company like Cullen for your moulded fibre and corrugate packaging solutions will remove the uncertainty, cost and risk of importing and will further support our UK economy. With sustainability at the front of the agenda, working with a local, UK supplier will also support our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint”.
Our packaging experts will ensure you have fast delivery, no lag time of multiple weeks while stock is at sea or held at customs. Lead-times will be shortened, and response times improved.
Challenge our packaging experts to help you find your packaging solution and find out more about the benefits of UK manufacturing.