Cool Chain

International Cargo Logistics (ICL) strengthens airfreight capabilities through collaboration with FreshLinc

Nick Finbow (left), Perishables Sales Director, ICL, and Lee Juniper (right), CEO, Freshlinc.

International Cargo Logistics (ICL), a leading forwarder headquartered in London, has announced an expansion of its temperature-controlled airfreight capabilities in partnership with UK-based FreshLinc.

This strategic collaboration aims to enhance final-mile delivery services for UK airfreight, building upon their existing partnership in seafreight container transport.

The collaboration will see FreshLinc’s cold chain storage facility in Spalding, Lincolnshire, doubling up to serve as a control point for customs checks and clearances, thereby optimizing operational efficiency.

Nick Finbow, Perishables Sales Director, ICL said: “This strengthened collaboration with FreshLinc comes at an exciting time for ICL, following closely on the heels of the opening of our new Rotterdam office last month.

“This aligns with our ongoing growth plans, improving our ability to deliver high-quality logistics services from our Heathrow site for our clients in the perishables sector.

“Further improvements to our cold chain solutions will come later this year, as our Heathrow site undergoes renovations, with expansion and upgrades to our temperature-controlled facility.”

Founded in 1996, FreshLinc provides storage and logistical solutions across the UK and Europe from a network of distribution depots.

Lee Juniper, Chief Executive Officer, FreshLinc said: “The combination of ICL’s expertise with FreshLinc’s nationwide coverage will provide an efficient and reliable route to market.

“We currently have established two control points in Spalding, one specialising in temperature-controlled goods.

“FreshLinc’s facilities give our joint customers, such as ICL, the opportunity to clear products closer to the point of discharge, saving valuable time and allowing for fresher product entering the food chain.”