Seafrigo targets airfreight with takeover of UK forwarder
10 / 07 / 2023
Seafrigo Group has acquired UK-headquartered forwarder Perishables Movements Limited (PML) in a move that will provide the Group with more airfreight business.
Effective immediately, all PML employees will join the Seafrigo Group, and in the coming months all PML locations will operate using a new co-branding, with a view to eventually becoming Seafrigo.
PML operates from three locations in the UK – Heathrow, Lincolnshire and Kent. It operates across air, ocean and road forwarding, while also offering warehousing and value-added services to customers.
Seafrigo regional chief executive Jason Knox said: “With its excellent market reputation and our shared expertise in the management and distribution of temperature-controlled goods this deal is the perfect fit for us.
“Through an expanded airfreight capability which PML will bring to our operation, all our customers will be able to benefit from an improved service offering, expanded geographic coverage, scale of operations, improved buying power and enhanced service solutions.”
PML chief executive Mike Parr added: “For us this new era is very much business as usual for all our customers. We are delighted to become part of the Seafrigo Group which has more than 40 years’ specialist leadership in the temperature-controlled food logistics market.
“The deal provides us all with the opportunity to grow and enhance our business and to truly control the global logistics chain from origin to destination for our customers.”
Seafrigo Group chief executive Eric Barbé said: “I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new colleagues from PML. Together we have the synergies and determination to build the world’s leading end-to-end temperature-controlled organisation and I am delighted to have their team onboard.”