Press – “Last year we handled 58 million kg of airfreight inbound and around 5000 outbound”

Great coverage in Fresh Plaza from post Fruit Logistica briefing. Check out the full story by following the link below. Here is a snippet: “

“17 years ago, Mike Parr started Perishable Movement Ltd (PML), over the years the company has grown quickly and now has a 64,000 ft2 temperature-controlled warehouse and a 200 pallet freezer on site at Heathrow.

This year has already seen a few changes at the company, with half million pounds investment PML have re-branded and updated the website to give a more modern look to the company.”

Follow this link to read the full story.

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.”

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