Exporting from Sheffield City has received a significant boost due to the creation of a new international freight terminal.
The 14,000 sq ft Sheffield International Freight Terminal (SH-I-F-T) will provide exporters with a regional transportation hub that can ship to thousands of overseas markets. SHIFT will be based on Grange Mill Lane near the junction 34 of the M1 motorway and will be near the proposed location for the Sheffield City Region High Speed Rail station.
This will be one of two Government approved warehouses in South Yorkshire and plans are already in place to extend the terminal by a further 25,000 sq ft.
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."
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.
"Having 512 (Sheffield) Ltd and SH-I-F-T located in the city region, providing professional assistance, ensures any company can take their products to any location throughout the world. We need more businesses in the UK to export as this will generate new wealth from abroad which will ultimately generate sustainable growth and a positive future for our economy in this country."