PML, the global perishable cargo specialist, has reported that the business has successfully risen to the challenges of the pandemic and not had to make any job cuts.
Commenting on the situation, PML’s sales director, Nick Finbow, said: “We are fortunate to have a well-established business which means that over the years we have built up a network of contacts which have proved invaluable when faced with identifying new channels and transport solutions to overcome cancelled or rescheduled routes.
“Looking ahead, our recently launched in-house charter air freight service will play a key role in helping us ride out not only the coronavirus storm but also the anticipated disruptions and new restrictions associated with Brexit.
“We are well placed to provide our customers with access to the very best supply chain routes, including additional specialist expertise in identifying the optimum air trade lanes to ensure a timely, seamless and methodically controlled transfer of temperature-controlled cargo”.
The company has been able to continue a full service and even picked up some new business including a significant contract working with IPL (International Procurement & Logistics – part of the Asda / Walmart family). This involved transporting melons which arrived from Spain to PML, offloading the vehicles and holding the stock under temperature controlled conditions, picking the orders as required per Regional Distribution Centre and then outloading onto collection vehicles for onwards travel to Asda’s UK stores.