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More work for distressed loads specialist

[ December 4, 2018   //   ]

Multi-temperature supply chain specialist Oakland International says it has seen a significant increase in requests for its distressed loads management service in recent months.
The service minimises losses and food waste due to movement during transit, theft or stowaway incursion.
Oakland says that with over 5,000 trucks a day arriving in the UK from continental Europe, Border Force is only able to check around 10% of inbound trailers. Vehicles are regularly sent to Oakland when a risk to food safety has been detected, with load recovery and assessment undertaken same day or the following day in most cases.
Oakland Director, Robert Hardy added: “A five-point check includes, swab tests, thermal imaging and CO2 detection, and although we’re not particularly looking for stowaways, we will detect any contamination if this is the case.”

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