Summer shutdown 2014

Summer factory closures

A large number of factories throughout Europe will soon commence their annual summer shutdowns. These closures will mainly affect the Italian market with the majority of factories closing from 8th August 2014 and reopening on the 25th August 2014.

Before and during this period, Neptune Shipping Agency will continue to operate their Container, Trailer and Multimodal services throughout Italy and the rest of Europe, however we will be limiting the amount of vehicles we are sending to Italy and mainland European destinations as demand will inevitably be reduced.

In addition, we would also like to make you aware that, up until the end of August there will be a driving ban for heavy vehicles every Saturday and Sunday, and on some occasions on a Friday. Due to this situation and the inevitable increased tonnage being shipped during this period, deliveries are likely to incur a slightly longer transit time than usual, but we will of course make every effort to deliver your goods at the earliest opportunity as we always do.

We would therefore advise customers to make sure their consignments are available for collection at the beginning of the week, and that orders are placed well before the shutdown commences to avoid disappointment.

If consignments are available for collection during the actual shutdown period, we will of course endeavour to collect and deliver as soon as possible and within our normal transit times, but allowances will need to be made due to the circumstances.

For more information regarding the aforementioned, then please do not hesitate to contact the following staff members who will be more than happy to assist with your enquiry:


Ian Webber
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01579 386523

Sam Sharland
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01579 386640


Adam Reid
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01579 386525

Rich Bellerby
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01579 386518


Josh Searle
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01579 386602


Paul Wilson
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01579 386508