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Seafrigo acquires specialist UK-headquartered forwarder

Seafrigo acquires specialist UK-headquartered forwarder

Seafrigo has acquired the specialist UK-headquartered forwarder Perishables Movements Limited (PML); with the formal signing of the deal taking place in London on July 10th2023.  Effective immediately, all PML employees will join the Seafrigo Group which will provide the group with a platform for future investment and growth in the region.

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 and across air, ocean and road forwarding while also offering warehousing and value-added services to customers.

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“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,” Seafrigo Regional CEO Jason Knox said.

“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,” PML CEO Mike Parr added.

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The UK PML operation will plug-in seamlessly to the global Seafrigo network enabling both companies experts in their fields to leverage their knowledge to deliver an even better service for customers.

“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,” Seafrigo Group CEO Eric Barbé said.

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