refrigerated transport

What is Refrigerated Transportation?

There is a huge demand for produce and all manner of products to be efficiently and safely transported. With a lot of these products being temperature sensitive it’s vital that the right mode of transport is used. In order to ensure that the quality of products are maintained, the right mode of transport is needed. What is refrigerated transport and why is it so essential…

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Contract Packing services to help your Business

What is contract packing? Why do we need it, and what does it involve? Journey into the world of contract packing and let us explain what it’s all about. A business may decide rather than pack its products in-house, a manufacturer or retailer can outsource the job to a contract packing company (often called a contract packer). The contract packer then packs the products for…

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What is Cold Storage?

Dry storage is a great solution to storing almost everything – almost. There are some products out there which require different storage conditions in order to remain quality. Cold storage is simply a storage solution for goods such as food and drink which require a cold temperature. There are many businesses that handle temperature sensitive and perishable products and the option of cold storage gives…

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Transport within the UK and EU (how COVID-19 and Brexit have affected this)

After an unprecedented year and a new year of great uncertainty ahead of us, there are very few things that will continue to remain the same. It is safe to say that all businesses have been affected by COVID-19 or Brexit. Therefore, it is of great importance to be aware of how these will affect the industry you work in. Within the transport industry many…

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How Milk Gets from the Cow to the Shop

A lot of work goes between milking a cow to seeing it on the shelves. It’s a long and tedious process which must be carried out perfectly in order to achieve safe milk. Here’s the step-by-step process to making milk drinkable. Dairy cows typically spend all their days sleeping, eating and ruminating. In some dairy farms, cows remain in close quarters and are fed grain,…

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The Benefits of Load Consolidation & Shared-User Transport

What is Load Consolidation? Partial shipments or shipments which don’t fill capacity are commonplace in supply chains and distribution. Highly specialised carriers are able to solve this issue, however, there is another solution – this can provide more opportunity for bottom-line savings and increased efficiency: Load consolidation and shared-user transport. The Benefits There are several benefits to creating and utilising consolidated loads. Firstly, the cost…

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Food Grading – How can we help?

Food grading is the process of assessing and inspecting various foods. The inspections and assessments involve sorting the food regarding: Quality Freshness Legal conformity Market value Businesses such as restaurants, hotels and supermarkets can be given an overall hygiene rating. The process of achieving this rating includes a food safety officer from the local authority inspecting the business ensuring that the food hygiene law is…

The importance of chilled storage during hot weather

The importance of chilled storage during hot weather

Some trends like online shopping or the new offerings in meat, seafood, ready meals, dairy, fruits and vegetables continue to drive the growth of frozen and refrigerated foods. With users now having new ways of consuming food, it’s more important than ever to be flexible and adapt to the newly forming landscape. No matter what product you are looking to store, cold storage units are…

Supporting to the NHS Specially Liveried Trailers

Edwards Transport is proud to show its support for the NHS staff and Key Workers who are tirelessly working to ensure we win the fight against Coronavirus. Our specially liveried trailers are a small way of showing that those front-line people are in our thoughts, as well as everyone else supporting their community through these times. At a time when most of us are staying…

Transport Services & Storage Solutions in a crisis

Who we are Edwards Transport is a family-owned and operated business specialising in Transport Services, Storage and Distribution Services, Working around the clock 24/ hours a day, 7 days a week to service our customers throughout the UK and Europe and ensuring we continue to deliver the highest standards. Edwards Transport has resources available to help businesses, particularly within the food sector, through these difficult…