PML Achieves BRC Global Standard For Food Safety Certification (Issue 8)

PML, the global perishable cargo specialist, is celebrating a successful unannounced audit for its packing facility, which has resulted in the company achieving a rating of AA+ under the new BRC Global Standard Issue 8 for Food Safety.

The in-depth audit was carried out over two days and the updated BRC Global Standard for Food Safety takes into consideration new risks and revised legislation and practices intended to improve food safety.

As a leading player in the perishable goods logistics sector, PML provides a packing service at its ideally located Heathrow headquarters, especially designed to follow the important protocols associated with packing temperature-sensitive goods.

Commenting on the accreditation, Sales Director Nick Finbow says, “Customers like to access our in-house packing facility as it represents a route to streamlining the supply chain, reducing road miles and cutting CO2 emissions, allowing their goods to pass directly from our packhouse to a regional distribution centre. By minimising the breaks in the supply chain, both the client and the end-user can enjoy significant cost benefits, as well as the assurance that the perishable goods have been handled by experts in the field – fully trained and highly experienced in understanding the sensitivities associated with the packing and transport of perishable products. As per the overall company ethos of investing in technology to ensure the business is future perfect, we are continuing to monitor new developments in the packing sector and our packhouse manager will be visiting Fruit Logistica in Berlin, to review the latest equipment and innovations entering the market.”

We will be attending Fruit Logistica 2020!

Perishable Movements LTD will be exhibiting in Fruit Logistica for the first time, from the 5th to the 7th of February 2020.

Come and see the team in hall 8.2, stand A-02.

This will be Fruit Logistica’s 28th show. Covering over 1474 feet, more than 78,000 people visit each year from over 80 countries, and we are very excited to be apart of the show this year. This is held in Berlin, Germany.

If you wish to arrange a meeting, please contact a member of the team, or send us an email!

See you all there!

PML’S Blue Sky Thinking Results In Partnership With GreenSky

Perishable Movements Ltd (PML), the no1 player in the transfer of perishable goods market, announces an official partnership with GreenSky, international experts in 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 solution 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 vegetable 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 the 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 1 st 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.”

PML Invests In Refrigerated Vehicles Featuring Pioneering Technology

December 2019: Perishable Movements Ltd (PML), the no1 player in the transfer of perishable goods market, is investing circa £500,000 in six new state-of-the-art trucks, which represent the UK’s first refrigerated trailers to feature a powered roller bed floor system.

The trailers commissioned by PML are being built and designed by Gray & Adams, a family run business that specialises in the delivery of bespoke premium vehicles customised to meet the discerning needs of the client.
Demonstrating PML’s commitment to supporting UK business, the new fleet will be built at Gray & Adams’ Fraserburgh site, while the revolutionary Joloda power roller bed floor system will be manufactured in Anglesey, Wales.

The innovative power roller bed floor system was first developed 10 years ago and enables the automated loading/unloading of containers via a series of drive rollers that are built into the floor surface of the trailer. The benefits of this system are that cargo can be loaded/unloaded without
the input of personnel, making it easier to accurately control the speed of the discharge and therefore offering heightened safety. Although they have been previously used in factories, the new PML trailers denote the first time this technology has been applied to a refrigerated trailer. In addition, the new trucks include electronic / pneumatic controls to complement the refrigerated environment and the very latest fridge unit
system which produces less carbon emissions.

It is estimated that the actual build of the six vehicles will take four weeks, with an estimated completion date of end of January 2020. The trailers will be used by PML to carry air freight containers under strict temperature-controlled conditions. The contents of the containers will range from fresh produce, dairy, meat & fish, flowers & plants and pharmaceutical goods.

Commenting on the investment in the new vehicles, Robert Haynes, Business Development Manager for PML said, “As the leading force in the transfer of perishable goods sector, PML is committed to introducing pioneering new technologies to further enhance the standard of service to its customers. Our relationship with Gray & Adams dates back to five years ago when they were first identified as the preferred supplier to fulfil our requirement for air freight trailer manual loading equipment. Their reputation for innovation and the delivery of ground-breaking technological advances in their field made them the first choice for this project. PML has a busy year ahead with a number of exciting initiatives planned, the investment in new trucks is just the start so watch this space!”.
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Note to editors
• PML is a family business established in 2003.
• The company is dedicated to managing the supply chain of temperature-sensitive goods and operates as an extension of its clients’ activities through a network of overseas and UK accredited agents.
• PML’s operations work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week year-round, offering a full cold chain service, ensuring that product is kept at the temperature required to avoid spoilage.
• The company operates from a 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.
• Frozen and fresh warehousing facility; real-time tracking; packing and distribution.