Mar 12, 2020: Kerry Logistics has moved its UK air freight division close to London Heathrow Airport to leverage on the growth of its air freight volumes. The new office and warehouse in Feltham is located at the Skyport Heathrow site.
With a fully temperature-controlled bonded warehouse including deep frozen storage, pick and pack machinery, vacuum cooling and other operations, this facility will operate round-the-clock to meet tight delivery schedules and product shelf life requirements.
Occupying 40,000 sq ft of warehouse space in the facility, Kerry Logistics aims to target the continued growth of its air freight division. The facility has also received an AA+ rating under the new BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8.
David Mallinson, general manager - Air Division, Kerry Logistics (UK), said, “Located at the heart of London Heathrow Airport, the new facility will allow us to accommodate the growth in our air freight volumes and help us grow our presence in different verticals. At the new site, we have access to 24/7 operations offering full Customs clearance, real-time tracking, perishable handling and cold chain facilities, where we are serving customers including a UK retailer, for whom we ship perishables to China.”
Kerry Logistics has witnessed impressive numbers in air freight export volume from the UK in 2019. With the new London Heathrow facility now in operation, Kerry Logistics is looking to maintain its growth momentum in pharmaceuticals and perishables, including shellfish and seafood.