Despite the coronavirus outbreak, Global perishable cargo specialist PML is still operating a full service to fulfil its important role in the continued supply of perishable goods.

    The company is reassuring its customers that, despite the growing impact of the coronavirus, it is operating business as usual.

    The company says it is working tirelessly to identify new channels and transport solutions to overcome any cancelled or rescheduled routes whilst the current travel restrictions are creating challenges for the industry.

    “Our message to customers is simple, if you can get your goods to us, we will do our utmost to get your products from point of origin to their destination. PML has an established 17-year heritage in the sector so our network of contacts is second to none”, PML’s managing director Mike Parr says.

    “Where necessary, we are in a position to arrange air freight services and even charter flights for clients if needed. Our robust crisis management policies are in operation and we are confident that we can work together with our customers to maintain the supply chain and ensure the continued transfer of their products.”

    Protecting the workforce

    PML says it is doing everything to protect and safeguard the workforce and play its part in preventing the spread of the virus in line with government recommendations.

    Additional measures the company has taken include splitting shifts and allowing appropriate staff to work from home, quadrupling of the already stringent and high-level cleansing programme effort at all PML facilities, mandatory wearing of gloves for all packing and warehouse staff and the provision of cleaning kits to all truck drivers to enable them to clean down cabs, door handles and anything they touch before, during and after each shift.

    The company recently rolled out a new fleet of lorries which feature an innovative powered roller bed floor system. The system facilitates effective loading and unloading of cargo by a single operator, further reducing the amount of direct handling and touching of goods.