At MSC UK, we combine the knowledge and experience of an expert reefer team with an established inventory of top quality equipment.
Expert reefer teams, expert reefer knowledge
Our UK head office boasts a team of reefer specialists with the knowledge and experience to support your requirements. They can provide expert guidance and advice on any factors that could impact on the transport of your refrigerated cargo, such as:
- Local conditions (legal, environmental, etc.) in destinations around the world.
- Global commodities and seasonality.
- Equipment requirements / settings.
- Destination-specific intelligence to ensure you’ve got a good overview of the countries that you’re planning to export from or import to.
When transporting perishable goods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, meat products and other cargoes like pharmaceuticals and confectionery, we take the necessary precautions to maintain the condition of your cargo. This allows you to easily meet the relevant UK and international regulatory requirements, and also helps ensure that you retain the sale value of your cargo at destination.
Exacting standards before you even receive your reefer
A key priority of our reefer teams is to provide our customers with the best service and equipment to fulfil their requirements. We carry out a thorough ‘pre-trip’ inspection (PTI) of each reefer container before it is used.
These inspections include:
- Cleaning to eliminate dirt and odours.
- Checks to ensure inside of container is up to food-grade specification.
- Checks to ensure machinery is functioning to industry standard.
Once the checks have been completed, the date, time and the name of the person who completed the inspection is documented on a label attached to the container. This helps ensure you receive only clean, undamaged, safe containers and temperature-maintaining machinery, all in perfect condition.
UK port coverage for reefer services
Our reefer services are available through six UK ports; Felixstowe, Tilbury, Southampton, Bristol, Grangemouth and Liverpool. We also offer national collections and deliveries (with optional genset power supply) to fulfil a true door-to-door service.
Find out more
Whatever you’re shipping and wherever you’re shipping to, MSC UK will take care of everything – so get in touch with one of our refrigerated cargo experts today.