Yusen Logistics (YL) in the UK has confirmed further expansion of its operations in food and confectionery.
Building on relationships with leading food manufacturers and grocery multiples, YL is providing solutions throughout the grocery supply chain from raw materials through to finished products.
With ocean, air and contract logistics services, YL is adding value to the grocery supply chain through global import and export movements, seamless integration of Customs processes and warehousing and onward distribution centre deliveries across Europe.
YL works closely with the major shipping lines to secure equipment availability for refrigerated containers, ensuring adherence to temperature requirements for ambient, chilled and frozen products during transit.
The main markets that YL is serving for reefer containers are:
· Central and South America for fruit, tea and coffee, meat, nuts and spices
· North America for fruit, fish, dairy products
· The Far East for fruit, fish, meat and dairy products
· South and Central America for bulk shipments for the fruit trade utilizing citrus vessels
· Global Cross Trade Movements, for example, fruit movements from Central and South America to consumer regions in Asia
YL business unit director, John Pursey, sets the scene: “We’re focusing on this area in response to demand from both new and existing customers for a comprehensive range of high quality services, across geographies and temperature ranges.
Increasingly, food manufacturers are looking for innovative solutions to maximising stock availability, whilst minimising risk in the supply chain.
Current operations range from global one-stop solutions, to a packing operation enabling the customer to optimize its manufacturing capacity and a National Distribution Centre for a Belgian premium confectionery manufacturer.”
YL operates centralised Customs clearance 24/7, completing clearances for air and sea movements, with procedures including direct entries and direct links into PEACH (Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates) and TRACES (TRAde Control and Expert System). YL has excellent working relations with Port Health at each of the UK ports, as well as with Defra (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and processes all documentation on foodstuff imports on behalf of customers, transferring data onto the CVED forms (Common Veterinary Entry Document) administered by the Foods Standards Agency for onward transmission to Defra.