Logistics company ships 20,000,000 tea bags annually

13th July 2021

Logistics BusinessLogistics company ships 20,000,000 tea bags annually

Liverpool-based warehouse and logistics company, Brunswick International, is bringing in more than 20,000,000 tea bags through the docks every year. It imports a 100-container shipment full of tea annually, before distributing the extraordinary number of tea bags inside to locations around the UK.

Brunswick deals with around 20,000 containers, making the Hunts Cross company one of the biggest import and export firms in the UK.

On average the UK  drinks more than 100 million cups of tea every single day, so to keep up with demand Brunswick International distributes the tea bags as part of its major shipping operation by allocating 100 containers exclusively to them every 12 months.

Brunswick International managing director Steve Crane said: “We deal with more than 20,000 containers every year and at any time 100 of these will contain boxes of tea. Each container contains 2,000 boxes of tea, holding 100 tea bags, amounting to 20 million tea bags being shipped by us.

“The tea bags are just one part of a major operation we run out of the dockyards in Liverpool and Salford. We have an excellent customs facility and clear shipments – whether it comes via air or sea – at every port and airport in the UK while our fleet of vehicles and huge 60,000 sq ft warehouse facilities simply mean our operation has been able to hugely grow since the Brexit vote.”

Brunswick International has operated in the shipping industry for more than two decades and has a stellar track record throughout its time operating from Liverpool Docks before the expansion to Salford.

It recently opened a 50,000 sq ft HQ and customs bond facility in Hunts Cross, following extra demand for its services post-Brexit. The new site, which also includes 15,000 sq ft of external storage, follows a surge in demand from growing numbers of domestic and international clients since the UK left the European Union.