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Norbert Dentressangle launches chill logistics

Coalville, Leicestershire, UK: Norbert Dentressangle has launched On-Board Logistics, a service package for temperature-controlled products providing a complete service from aircraft to shelf, typically in less than 24 hours.

On-Board Logistics also encompasses Norbert Dentressangle’s global freight management, customs clearance and chilled perishables handling activities on behalf of importers/exporters and retailers.

Some of Norbert Dentressangle's 12,800 UK employees

“With a comprehensive shared-user network and a complete range of services designed to meet the different requirements of importers/exporters and retailers of perishable products, as well as suppliers and operators of port-side and on-board retail operations, we provide  highly specialised yet flexible solutions to meet the individual requirements of our customers,” a spokesman says.

Other services include security screening, storage, handling, order picking and assembly, co-packing, labelling and distribution.

Norbert Dentressangle operates four multi-temperature, multi-customer port-centric consolidation centres, including the Perishables Handling Centre at Heathrow Airport, Europe’s largest chilled air freight handling centre.

At Manchester Airport, the company operates a retail consolidation centre which processes and security screens 1.3 million units per annum for delivery to more than 50 airside retailers across the airport’s three terminals. The company is also responsible for processing ambient, chilled and frozen food products destined for the catering and retail outlets within the airport.