New business development manager for logistics, Audrey Emmett

Providing an efficient, complete logistics journey is the focus for Portsmouth-based logistics provider and cargo terminal Portico, following the appointment of Audrey Emmett as its logistics business development manager to drive expansion and build on the success of its established customs, warehousing and cargo handling services.

Originally hailing from South Africa, Audrey has over 15 years experience in the industry working in both general and specialist freight forwarding sector. She has more recently been providing logistics support to the biomedical and research industry. Audrey brings a wide range of expertise to Portico to help develop haulage, freight forwarding and warehousing opportunities so customers have a seamless logistics journey.

Portico has established its credentials as a major international port, famously known for handling the majority of bananas imported into the UK, it has since invested in a haulage service and has a fleet of eight HGVs, and has just opened a new purpose-built general cargo warehouse creating up to 50,000 square feet of storage.

This is in addition to the specialist customs agency and freight forwarding experts who make sure road, rail, air and sea freight reach their destination with complex customs and transport requirements handled with ease.

Audrey Emmett, Portico’s business development manager for logistics said: “Portico has already successfully established itself as a port operator, and following the recent investment is in a great position to expand its expertise into the wider logistics area. Because of this, it’s a really exciting time for me to join the team.

“I was impressed at how seriously Portico valued providing excellent customer service, which is essential for any business development manager to deliver their role successfully.

“I’m looking forward to building relationships with customers old and new, making sure they can benefit from the expertise and knowledge Portico provides.

“We can take care of the full logistics package, from ship to shore, planes to places, rail to road, wherever in the world we will make sure goods arrive where they’re needed and on time.”