Virginia takes Ekeri for security

Maghera, Virginia, Co Cavan, Ireland: Virginia International Logistics has added an Ekeri trailer, citing better security and multiple loading access of the trailers as main benefits.

The trailer has the “speed and ease of a curtainsider but with the strength and reliability of an insulated van-type body,” says James Cole, co-director, Virginia International.

Virginia operates in Ireland, the UK and on the continent with 120 trucks and 400 trailers, supported by three ambient and chilled warehouses in Ireland and a fourth site in Tamworth, England.

“We knew someone who had been operating an Ekeri for 17 years and not least, the remarkable condition of the trailer made us take a closer look,” Cold said.

“Also, we were very impressed by the combination of high security and multiple loading access through the sides. All the speed and ease of a curtainsider but with the strength and reliability of an insulated van-type body.”

Virginia Logistics handles high-value cargo with certain routes prone to migrants attempting to board vehicles as they pass through ferry terminals. Both these factors pointed towards the Ekeri trailer being ideal for the job, Cole said.

“The multiple side-door opening on both sides of the trailer enables us to quickly access any part of the load and this is important for multi-drop routes. Plus, with remote central locking, we can be confident that nobody but us can gain access to the inside.”

The internal strapping system enables Virginia to secure most loads at any point along the aluminium trailer bed. The Ekeri trailer is carrying a mixture of fibre bales, plastic bins and pharma products.
Ekeri builds side opening trailer and bodies. The bodies are insulated for refrigerated and ambient use to ATP class FRC and FNA standards.

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