PML has achieved 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. The updated BRC Global Standard for Food Safety takes into consideration new risks and revised legislation and practices intended to improve food safety.

    Global perishable cargo specialist PML provides a packing service at its Heathrow headquarters, especially designed to follow the important protocols associated with packing temperature sensitive goods.

    Minimising breaks in the supply chain

    Commenting on the accreditation, PML’s sales director Nick Finbow said: “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.”

    According to Finbow, the overall company ethos is to invest in technology to ensure the business is ‘future perfect’.

    Strategic partnerships

    In January, PML announced it has entered in an official partnership with GreenSky, international perishable air freight logistics company. 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 into, and out of, the North America region.

    The two companies have had a non-partnership agreement for several years but the new, more formal arrangement underpins the business’ commitment to providing a seamless door-to-door air freight solution to Mexico. The Latin American perishables market is booming, with cargo operators are seeing record volumes and Latam Cargo Group recently announcing the opening of its perishable hub in Guarulhos, Brazil.

    Find out more about PML here.