Frozen food specialist ACS&T Logistics has formed a partnership with global frozen operator, Edge Worldwide Logistics to offer an end to end supply chain service.
ACS&T sales commercial director Carl Robinson, said: “We believe that together, we have created a new service that will benefit every food business that imports product to this country. EWL’s pricing structure on importing guarantees immediate savings, and when combined with our industry leading production support service, this is something that can offer improvements and savings to any supply chain.”
It expects users of the new service to save an average on shipping costs of 15-20 per cent per reefer container through EWL’s full service logistics plan.
Philip Edge, director of Edge Worldwide, said: “Working with ACS&T, we are allowing our customers to take back control of their entire supply chain and offer them a complete service. It is a very worthy partnership for our two businesses, but more importantly, for our customers who will reap in the benefits.”
EWL handles all elements of shipping, taking care of paperwork, including customs and port health documents, as well as offering track and trace services.
Once stock arrives in the UK, ACS&T can collect it from the port of arrival and take it to one of its 12 cold stores. If required, stock can be received under bond from ACS&T, who can also handle the administration of the customs process.
From here, goods are palletised and made instantly visible to the customer through ACS&T’s WMS. Orders can then be placed on that stock for distribution either into the customer’s factory for processing, or directly to their customer base anywhere in the UK, from single pallets to a full load.