Totton-based Acclaim Logistics has acquired an Isle of Wight company after it filed for administration.

Acclaim has acquired Cowes-based Steve Porter Transport and senior members of its management team.

An Acclaim spokesperson said: "Key supermarket contracts have been preserved, ensuring the continuation of vital supply chain services.

"This transition was assisted by the transfer of nearly 20 of the Steve Porter team including managing director Malcolm Gibson."

In addition, Acclaim has absorbed the Steve Porter site in Cowes, increasing their warehouse space from 8,000 sq. ft. to 15,000 sq. ft.

Thomas Flood, managing director of Acclaim Logistics, said: "This expansion enhances our capacity to meet growing demands and further solidifies our commitment to providing efficient and reliable logistical solutions for Island-based businesses.

"We are excited about the potential this development brings to Acclaim. By absorbing the Steve Porter site, we aim to not only maintain but enhance the exceptional standards of service that both companies are known for.

"Our focus is on leveraging the combined expertise of our teams to drive innovation, deliver exceptional value to our clients, and create new opportunities for our employees."