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Forwarder doubles Heathrow chilled space

[ July 3, 2024   //   ]

International Cargo Logistics (ICL) has nearly doubled the size of its cold storage facility at Heathrow Airport, from 153 to 300 sq m.

ICL Site Unit 13 now consists of five chambers with varying temperature regimes, as well as X-ray and external temporary storage facilities (ESTF), and temperature-controlled vehicles.

It also offers inspection areas for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and a control point for Customs checks and clearances.

ICL is preparing to be BRC-accredited by the end of the summer, allowing it  to deliver to a wider range of retailers and wholesalers.

ICL expanded its temperature-controlled airfreight capabilities in the UK when it launched a partnership with FreshLinc and has also opened an office in Rotterdam.

This year the company plans to expand into Southeast Asia, starting with a new office in Vietnam.