PD Ports has been awarded a four-year contract to operate the import logistics and front-line quality inspection for oil specialists Kerfoot at their port facility in Goole.

Through its Humber-based shipping and inspection team, PD Ports, one the UK’s major port groups, will provide the stevedoring and tank management for a selection of imported high quality oils to be used in the food, technical and personal care industries.

PD Ports has extensive specialist experience dealing with niche products including oils, cereals and grains, already operating similar UK contracts.

The service provided by PD Ports will ensure a seamless transition of The Kerfoot Group’s oil products from the vessel to a dedicated onsite facility including a comprehensive quality control inspection.

Sandy McKinlay, Humber Regional Manager/UK Inspection Services Manager at
PD Ports, commented: “We’re delighted that Kerfoot, part of the Avril Group, has chosen PD Ports as its preferred supplier to inspect and handle the Company’s high quality oil products at Goole.

“This new contract further highlights the pride we take in developing strong partnerships with our customers at PD Ports, understanding their business and its requirements to ensure we provide solutions that deliver tangible benefits and add value to their supply chains.

“Safeguarding the value of our customers’ cargo is of paramount importance to the shipping and inspection services we provide and through our highly qualified and experienced team we can ensure all necessary quality standards required by The Kerfoot Group are achieved.”

Steve Savage, Group Operations Director at Kerfoot added: “It is of critical importance that our imported products are handled with absolute precision and care. We awarded the contract to PD Ports based on the team’s wide-ranging knowledge and expertise, providing us with the confidence and trust we require in a supply chain partner. The high standard of support and flexibility we have already received from PD Ports has been invaluable.”