Leading international logistics and supply chain company Suttons Group has taken delivery of a fleet of new, food grade, 20ft tank containers. The containers have gone into operation serving lanes between North America and Europe.
Suttons is more widely known for its bulk chemical and gas logistics and supply chain services but as Steve Lonsdale, Regional Director for Suttons Americas explains, Suttons is very well suited to serve the food and beverage sector.
“Suttons is well known for its safety record and high standards of service, which makes the food and beverage sector a natural market for us. Our approach to safety, compliance, product quality and security are all essential attributes required for food and beverage transit and we are able to complement that ability with our knowledge and experience of intermodal bulk logistics and supply chain.
“Due to the increased capacity which tank containers offer in comparison with traditional transport methods, together with more flexibility in terms of production, packaging and storage, we have seen an increase in food grade products transported with tank containers. As a proven safe and sustainable transport method, tank containers can provide significant added value for our customers.”
The food tanks are the latest addition to Suttons’ global fleet of more than 6,000 tank containers and were built in partnership with Singamas of China, whose engineers worked with Suttons’ own in-house team to build these specialised tanks. The tanks are fitted with the very latest leading-edge GPS and telematics systems, which provide real time data to both Suttons and its customers.