Perishable Movements Ltd (PML) has taken five Krone Cool Liner refrigerated trailers on to its fleet as it brings part of its perishable goods moving for port freight in house.
The dual temperature trailers will give the air freight specialist the versality they need as they make a £5.5m expansion into port logistics.
PML made the jump into port logistics after seeing an opportunity around Brexit but initially used sub-contractors for the work.
Martin Kopicki, transport manager for PML, said: “Our owners recognised that the new red tape from Brexit would create opportunities for freight specialists like us. We have decades of experience in air freight, so it made sense for us to offer the same high level of service for port logistics. Having the right trailers is therefore vital to our business model.”
He continued: “We are running some single temperature trailers from Heathrow, as the loads are typically one product such as blueberries or blackberries. We needed more flexibility for our port operations, and the Krone dual temperature trailers enable us to split loads, optimising our efficiency.
PML has an O-licence for up to 20 HGVs at its Lympne base and is currently taking delivery of 18 Iveco tractor units to run with its growing trailer fleet.