Press – Fresh Talk Daily reports on PML success

Fresh Talk Daily has picked up PML’s success in rising to the challenges of Covid-19 and how they are striving to deliver additional services for the customers during the period.

“The global perishable cargo specialist reports the business has successfully risen to the challenges associated with the current Covid-19 outbreak and to date, unlike some other freight agents, has not had to make any job cuts.”

Read the full article here.

PML on show at Fruit Logistica for the first time

February 2020: Perishable Movements Ltd (PML) will be exhibiting for the first time at this year’s Fruit Logistica. The global perishable cargo specialists will be using the show as a launch platform to showcase a number of exciting developments within the business.

February will witness the roll-out of a fleet of six new state-of-the art trucks which represent the UK’s first refrigerated trailers to feature a powered roller bed floor system,  supported by a circa £500,000 investment. The innovative power cargo roller enables the automated loading / unloading of containers with a one-man operation via a series of drive rollers that are built into the floor surface of the trailer, making it easier to accurately control the speed of the discharge and therefore offering heightened safety.

In addition, the business will be revealing a revised corporate identity, the new look for PML represents an evolutionary shift from the original logo that was developed at the time of the company’s inception in 2003 and delivers a more contemporary up to date branded presence.  The latest branding will feature on the new trucks and across all PML’s marketing collateral. 

As part of the rebranding process, PML has also invested in a new website, which clearly defines the business’ three key areas of expertise – providing logistics solutions by air, by sea and by road. The visuals featured on the website also accurately reflect the broad range of perishable goods categories that the company specialises in, as well as  communicating PML’s significant investment in technology to deliver a best in class service.

Commenting on PML’s inaugural visit to Fruit Logistics, Sales Director Nick Finbow says, “2020 is going to be an exciting year for our business and there is no better way to kick-start our plans than by attending this prestigious event. We have an established heritage in the international transfer of fresh produce and enjoy an excellent reputation for our exceptional standard of customer service. PML is renowned for its proven global partner network, working with like-minded companies to ensure the seamless and efficient delivery of goods on time and on budget. We are looking forward to showcasing PML’s expertise and talking to potential new business prospects at Fruit Logistica.”

PML is in Hall 8.2, stand number A-02.

PML – the global perishable cargo specialists – key facts

Name: PML – Perishable Movements Ltd
Address: Units 1-6 Skyport Heathrow, Armadale Road, Feltham, Middlesex. TW14 0LW
Tel: +44 (0)20 8893 2666

Overview
PML is an import and export logistics business based in Heathrow.  Established in 2003 PML manages road, sea and air freight, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round

Whilst retaining long-standing contracts and building strong relationships within the perishables sector PML has the capability and facilities to manage all types of freight from a variety of sectors.

Key staff
Mike Parr – Owner
Nick Finbow – Managing Director
Robert Haynes – Business Development Manager
Simon Hanley – Business Development Manager
Stuart Coleman – Sea Freight and Logistics Ops Manager

Facts

  • A family business established in 2003
  • PML started with just one customer who enlisted PML for air freight import and from this point, PML quickly secured more business.  They started with an 8,000 square feet warehouse and today manage a warehousing facility of 64,000 square feet
  • The company’s sea freight operation started 10 years ago
  • For the past seven years they have been increasing their presence in air freight exports
  • 74 employees
  • PML handles freight from South Africa, Asia, West Coast USA and Latin America
  • PML invests heavily to ensure that they can offer their customers the best possible service and facilities
    • X-ray machine, £125k
    • Metal detector, £200k
    • Vacuum cooler, £75k
    • Packhouse, £890k
    • Refrigeration and white walling, £1.25m
    • Roller bed, £120k
    • State-of-the art trucks featuring powered roller bed floor system
  • Business offers a full cold chain service and ensures that product is kept at the temperature required to avoid spoilage
  • 64,000 sq ft temperature-controlled facility making PML the largest perishable agent
  • ERTS (Enhanced Remote Transit Shed) Bonded warehouse, HMRC approved – meaning that PML can hold uncleared freight in their customs bond
  • Own 8 artic roller bed reefer trailers and 1 x 18 tonne roller bed reefer
  • Customs clearance
  • Frozen and fresh warehousing facility
  • Roller bed system for unloading ULDs (unit load device – pallet or container used to load freight)
  • Sensitech RF Readers
  • Real time tracking
  • Packing and distribution

Accreditations

PML’s blue sky thinking results in partnership with GreenSky

January 2020: Perishable Movements Ltd (PML), the no1 handling agent of perishable goods, announces an official partnership with GreenSky, international experts in perishable air freight logistics.

The move to work with GreenSky provides PML with the ability to expand its global partner network into Mexico and offer customers further trade lanes in to, and out of, the North America region. 

PML has linked with GreenSky for many years under a non-partnership agreement but the company was keen to cement a more formal arrangement, underpinning the business’ commitment to providing a seamless door-to-door air freight solution to Mexico. 

Commenting on the news, Nick Finbow, Sales Director says, “GreenSky represents a perfect fit for PML, we have known our colleagues there for many years and as a result, have built up a working relationship based on trust. GreenSky shares our dedication to delivering an exceptional customer service experience which represents the best in class in the perishable fruits and vegetables sector. This arrangement enables us to provide clients seeking to move goods from Mexico to the UK with a one- stop shop, handled by a highly reputable agent with proven local knowledge and an unsurpassed standard of operations which includes triple inspection of product, technologically advanced global documentation, and the quickest delivery schedule possible. Although initially we will be operating out of the main growing areas in Mexico, both companies are optimistic about the opportunity to extend this offering to include additional export routes based on GreenSky’s global air freight experience. The partnership will be effective from 1st January and marks another important milestone for PML, enabling the business to capitalise on the buoyant Mexico market, which is currently witnessing the export of salad onions, blueberries, blackberries, eggplant and avocado.

Traditionally, these products have been transferred by numerous agents or faceless multinationals but with the new deal in place PML can offer a viable alternative proposition to growers, exporters and importers, backed by our heritage as a trusted, customer-service driven and 100% reliable logistics provider.”