International Cargo doubles Heathrow cold storage

Heathrow, UK: International Cargo Logistics has nearly doubled its cold store capacity at Heathrow Airport, to 300sq m. The site now has five chambers with varying temperature regimes, X-ray and external temporary storage, plus temperature-controlled vehicles.

“This expansion, which comes as we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year, greatly enhances our ability to deliver high-quality logistics services from our Heathrow site,” said Nick Finbow, perishables sales director, ICL.

“Our clients from the perishables sector can now benefit from centralised, round-the-clock logistics services as well as access to an efficient and reliable national distribution network, saving them valuable time and resources while allowing for fresher products to enter the UK food chain.

“Additionally, ICL is preparing to be BRC-accredited by the end of the summer, which means we will be able to deliver to a wider range of retailers and wholesalers.”

In March this year, Heathrow-headquartered ICL announced it would collaborate with fellow UK firm FreshLinc on final-mile delivery for UK airfreight.

In February, ICL opened a new office in Rotterdam has plans to expand in southeast Asia, starting with a new office in Vietnam.