Cronus Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Westland Group, a leading manufacturer in the horticultural sector, supplying a wide range of Growing Media products to retailers, independent nurseries and professional growers.
Westland sells and distributes hundreds of thousands of palletised Growing Media across the UK and Ireland. Needing a more reliable and cost-effective route to their key consumer market in the South of England, the company took an innovative first step into shipping and chartered a vessel to feed containerised product into a Regionalised Distribution Centre in Avonmouth.
In January 2014, Cronus was launched as a commercial shipping and logistics venture, establishing a twice –weekly service in both directions between the ports of Avonmouth and Warrenpoint offering door to door and quay to quay logistics solutions on the UK Ireland Gateway.
Two years later, Cronus added departures from Cardiff and Dublin into its Irish Sea Schedule developing a strategically port-centric route to market for steel products from South Wales and a Mediterranean feeder lane via Dublin into Avonmouth.