Scottish logistics provider, Northwards, has readied its reefer fleet for business on the Shetland Islands by taking on four new trailers from Schmitz Cargobull.
Based on Lerwick, the main port of the Shetland Islands, which is located more than 160km off the north coast of mainland Scotland, the company has reportedly been buying Schmitz Cargobull trailers since it was founded in 2002 – and now came back for return business.
“The assets will be used to transport chilled salmon and white fish to the Scottish mainland with each one suited for ferry operation,” Schmitz Cargobull’s UK operation said in a media statement.
The new trailers join a growing fleet of 120 at Northwards and are equipped with hold-down shackles for maximum durability and support when crossing the sometimes-arduous conditions of the North Sea.
“We need our reefers to be robust as they spend 14 hours on a ferry each trip,” commented Northwards’ Commercial Director, Neil Leslie. “Our current trailers have been in service for 13 years, so they are built to last. We expect the same from our latest additions to the fleet.