PPS East Commences New Equipment Pooling Service Between Scottish Salmon Company and Belgium

PPS East has commenced a new contract, providing services for returnable fish crates to the Belgian company Levenstond Seafood who supply Belgium’s leading supermarkets with Scottish salmon.

At their new Grimsby site PPS has invested in state-of-the-art industrial wash lines where the used fish crates from Levenstond are washed, prior to being returned to Levenstond’s salmon supplier in Scotland.

PPS, with wash sites both at Grimsby and Measham in the English Midlands, has been successfully providing services on returnable plastic crates, plastic boxes and plastic pallets for many years to the UK food sector.

This new contract with Levenstond however, represents a breakthrough for PPS in an overseas market for returnable boxes where previously salmon had been transported in single-use expanded polystyrene (EPS) boxes.

PPS recently commissioned a report, carried out by the Humber Seafood Institute comparing the carbon footprints of respectively a one way trip EPS box and their returnable plastic fish boxes. Using the PPS boxes shows a remarkable 89% improvement versus the EPS box. (Use of the PPS box brings significant cost savings compared to the EPS box).

Previously, Levenstond were faced with the problem of disposing of the EPS boxes and have now asked PPS to contact another of their Scottish salmon suppliers with a view to providing them with a similar service for returnable fish boxes, again replacing EPS boxes.

For more information, visit www.ppsequipment.co.uk.

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