Operational 24/7,the specialised department aims to provide time-critical and temperature-controlled services for chilled and frozen produce transportation.
The opening follows the launch of Rhenus Fresh departments in Norway and the Netherlands.
Handling a wide array of perishables, including flowers and food, with a specialist emphasis on fish transportation, Rhenus Fresh aims to source airfreight capacity with airlines across UK airports to guarantee that shipments are expedited on a first-flight-out basis. Rhenus Fresh aims maintain the cold chain without interruption, to ensure fresh products receive constant care.
“Our new UK service is based on tried and tested operations, in a move designed to give our customers confidence that we can deliver to the highest standards. With chilled and frozen storage, temperature-controlled handling and transportation they can be assured that Rhenus delivers the consistency in temperatures required to maintain product integrity and quality at every point of the supply chain,” said George Mead, the new Head of Fresh in the UK.
Mead further highlighted that the dedicated fresh operation will grant customers access to Rhenus’ expertise in customs inspection processes, including first point of entry formalities and veterinary inspections.
As part of its expansion, Rhenus has appointed Paresh Bhatia as the UK Fresh Operations Manager, further bolstering its capabilities in the region.
Spencer Davern, Managing Director of Rhenus Air & Ocean, concluded: “The launch of Rhenus Fresh in the UK complements our other regulatory, time critical and security sensitive verticals such as Life Sciences and Healthcare as well as Full Vehicle Logistics and forms a part of our growth strategy to increase our air freight volumes significantly over the coming years.”