Business, Freight News, Logistics

Food specialist Yearsley moves into forwarding

[ March 19, 2012   //   ]

Manchester-based frozen food sales, storage and distribution specialist Yearsley Group has launched a new global logistics and freight forwarding division. The group will take control of the logistics and import operations for products imported from overseas by UK food manufacturing customers, making full use of Yearsley Group’s logistics network.

Yearsley will extend its current domestic port-side collection and deliveries into UK manufacturers services to include overseas road haulage, international freight transport, by sea or air, and customs requirements. It also plans to develop partnerships with overseas logistics operators and will invest in a fleet of skeletal container trailers units.

The move will help UK manufacturers to reduce the number of operators and intermediaries they encounter throughout the product’s journey, and realise time and cost efficiencies, says Yearsley with shipments handled by one team, throughout the journey.

Tim Moran, logistics sales director, said: “Global logistics and freight forwarding is a complex business and can involved half-a-dozen different organisations from source to factory. This not only allows for cost inefficiencies but can also create a lot of red tape and stresses between the different suppliers. This single source solution aims to eliminate all of that with the provision of a more streamlined, transparent service.”

Yearsley will offer manufacturers a contract covering any aspect of the product journeysuch as collection from the overseas supplier, plus international transfer, or simply collection from the UK port and road delivery into the Yearsley cold store. Yearsley’s will also provide emergency air freight collection for customers.

The new offering is expected to be of interest to many of Yearsley Group’s existing manufacturing customers who source raw materials from overseas, and the move could increase the group’s share of the UK road haulage market.

Yearsley Group consolidates stock from hundreds of manufacturers in its national network of 12 cold stores and has a fleet of over 300 temperature controlled vehicles.


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