Freight News, Logistics

Multimodal mung beans

[ July 3, 2014   //   ]

Chinese-grown mung beans have been exercising the folk at Gefco UK, who have provided a truly multimodal solution for Bakkavor Group. The forwarder is moving nearly 150 tonnes of the delicate product from Dalian in Eastern China to Lincolnshire in the UK, where they will be used in the production of a range of food products – 15 tonnes by air, nearly 70 tonnes will be moved by rail via Mongolia and Germany and around 60 tonnes by sea.

Moving a significant proportion by rail has saved Bakkavor money as rail freight rates are around a quarter of airfreight. It is also the first time that Gefco has provided an in-bound rail solution to the UK from China, although it is already commonly uxsed for mainland Europe.

GEFCO UK and Bakkavor are also potential future logistics projects in territories including Peru, Chile and Mexico.