UK-based freight-forwarder PSP Logistics announced the opening of a new facility near Bournemouth Airport on Friday at the start of the 2017 Southampton Boat Show.

The addition of a third office, PSP Dorset, is part of the company’s previously reported plans to open additional offices in the UK to be more accessible to its customers in key identified places.

“Our new facility has given PSP the opportunity to extend our services to include packing, shipping and storage in Dorset for the first time,” says managing director Frank Dixie. “We are certainly on track to achieve our committed growth to become a £20m company by 2026. I am very proud of all that the team at PSP has achieved. We are a brave company and we have the leadership team to take us to achieve these ambitious goals.”

During the show, the company also announced that it has been made the UK booking partner for Monaco-based Starclass Yacht Transport, meaning that freight agents, brokers, dealer or boatbuilders can now book on the service through PSP for UK orders.

Starclass calls at Poole to load the yachts, where PSP has established a close working relationship with the Harbour Commission. The Starclass service runs two vessels carrying yachts between Northern European ports and the Mediterranean and finally Turkey, then sailing northbound returning sail and motor yachts to Europe.

“In this competitive market we have looked to offer something different to the other services by calling at Alcudia, Mallorca, Nice and Corfu as well as the regular ports, such as Genoa, Split and Istanbul,” says Dixie.

“We have been working with Starclass for many years but our partnership with them means we have been given the opportunity to plan and make decisions regarding the routes and rates. Our appointment gives Starclass more time to concentrate on expanding its European agencies. It’s truly a win, win situation for both our companies.”

PSP claims to be the UK’s fastest-growing freight forwarder. Working from its headquarters in Hampshire and in conjunction with its UK offices and agents across the globe, it offers project logistics, freight forwarding, worldwide boat transportation, marine spares, international express courier services and export packing.