Wednesday, August 4, 2010

DFDS Logistics Reinforce Reefer Fleet

New Venture Begins with Trailer Purchase
Shipping News Feature

UK – After the recent takeover of RoRo ferry specialists Norfolk Line by DFDS the new company formed post merger, DFDS Logistics, has commenced operations by purchasing 20 new Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers. The reefers which will operate out of depots in Belfast, Peterborough and Larkhall, are the first DFDS Logistics’ assets to feature the organisation’s striking new brand and logo and will service several large food retail customers on routes throughout the UK, Ireland and the Continent.

The trailers are a similar specification to other Schmitz Cargobull models already operating in the new DFDS Logistics fleet. The trailers are 4.65 metres high, with an interior floor to roof height of 3.2 metres and incorporate a double deck storage system. Increasing the trailers’ height and introducing the double deck system, enables a higher volume of palletized loads to be carried within the same overall vehicle footprint. This allows DFDS Logistics to reduce the number of journeys that it makes while still providing the highest levels of service to its customers, but while also reducing it’s carbon footprint.

“We are delighted to see our new name so prominently displayed and to be able to use the trailers as part of the launch of our new brand,” said Eddie Green, Executive Vice President of DFDS Logistics.

“We are delighted to have supplied the first assets to feature this exciting new brand,” says Allan McKee, Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd’s Key Accounts Manager. “Norfolkline specified Schmitz Cargobull products for many years and we intend to have an equally long and successful relationship with DFDS Logistics.”

Photo: DFDS Logistics' Mervyn McIntyre (left), takes delivery of his company's the new trailer fleet from Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd's Key Accounts Manager, Allan McKee